Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) Customer Reviews


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Potassium Chloride

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Potassium chloride serves as a mineral supplement and is administered to mitigate or forestall a potassium deficiency in the bloodstream. Adequate levels of potassium in the bloodstream play a crucial role in maintaining cellular, renal, cardiac, muscular, and neural functioning. Generally, a balanced diet suffices to meet the body’s potassium requirements. However, certain medical conditions, such as hyperaldosteronism, or the use of diuretics, can reduce potassium levels in the body.

Uses and Dosage

In order to prevent gastric upset, prepare your prescribed dose of potassium by mixing it with a glass of cold water or juice ranging from 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 milliliters), as directed by your physician.

When using the liquid form of this medication, utilize a designated measuring instrument or spoon to accurately measure the prescribed dose. Avoid using a household spoon, as it may lead to an incorrect dosage. After combining the medication and liquid, drink the entire mixture slowly.

Consume each dose after a meal. In the event of stomach upset, mixing your dose with a larger volume of liquid may alleviate the symptoms.

To obtain the maximum benefits from this medication, adhere to the prescribed dosage schedule regularly. To facilitate recall, take it at the same time(s) every day. The dosage is established based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not augment your dosage or take it more frequently than prescribed.

If your condition does not improve or if you experience symptoms of potassium insufficiency in the bloodstream such as muscle weakness/cramps or an irregular heartbeat, notify your physician.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • upset stomachv
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • mental confusion
  • listlessness
  • tingling, prickling, burning, tight, or pulling sensation of arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • heaviness or weakness of legs
  • cold, pale, gray skin
  • stomach pain
  • unusual stomach bulging
  • black stools


Prior to commencing a potassium regimen, disclose any allergies to your doctor or pharmacist, as this product may contain inactive constituents that can provoke allergic reactions or other adverse effects.

Inform your physician or pharmacist of your medical history, specifically any heart or kidney issues, elevated potassium levels in the bloodstream, or any throat/stomach/intestinal difficulties such as blockages, narrowing, or ulcers, before utilizing this medication.

Liquid formulations may incorporate alcohol, sugar, or aspartame. If you have diabetes, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other dietary limitations, use caution.

Prior to ingesting additional potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, seek guidance from your physician or pharmacist, as excessive potassium intake can induce severe adverse effects (see Overdose section).

During pregnancy, the use of this medication should only occur if absolutely necessary. Consult with your doctor regarding the potential risks and benefits.

Potassium may pass into breast milk. Seek advice from your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Klor-Con is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • potassium chloride extended-release tablet:

    • 8meq


Should Klor-Con be taken with or without food?

Klor-Con extended-release tablets should be taken with meals and with a glass of water or other liquid.

Does taking Klor-Con help you sleep?

Studies have shown that potassium supplements may boost sleeping through the night.


  1. https://www.rxlist.com/klor-con-drug.htm
  2. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601099.html
  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7196/klor-con-oral/details
  4. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/potassium-supplement-oral-route-parenteral-route/proper-use/drg-20070753
  5. https://www.drugs.com/klor-con.html#:~:text=What%20is%20Klor%2DCon%3F,levels%20of%20potassium%20(hypokalemia)

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Generic name:

Potassium Chloride


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