Micro-K 8 Extencaps (Potassium Chloride)

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Micro-K 8 Extencaps (Potassium Chloride)

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Micro-K 8 Extencaps
Potassium Chloride

Prescription Required

600mg 100 cap $74.66
600mg 200 cap $149.32
600mg 300 cap $223.98
600mg 400 cap $298.64

Product of Canada - Manufactured by PALADIN LABS INC

Potassium K-20
Potassium Chloride

Prescription Required

1500mg 100 tab $60.63
1500mg 200 tab $121.26
1500mg 300 tab $181.89
1500mg 400 tab $242.52

Product of Canada - Manufactured by Jamp Pharma

Potassium K-8
Potassium Chloride

Prescription Required

600mg 100 tab $61.07

Product of Canada - Manufactured by Jamp Pharma

Product Information

Description 

Potassium is a mineral that is found in many foods and is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart.

Potassium chloride is used to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia)

Important information

  • You should not use potassium chloride if you have high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia), or if you also take a “potassium-sparing” diuretic.
  • To be sure potassium chloride is helping your condition, your blood may need to be tested often. Your heart rate may also be checked using an electrocardiograph or ECG (sometimes called an EKG) to measure electrical activity of the heart. This test will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with potassium. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
  • Do not crush, chew, break, or suck on an extended-release tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking or crushing the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Sucking on a tablet can irritate your mouth or throat.   

Dosage and strength comparisons (mg vs mEq)

Potassium chloride comes as oral liquid, powder, granules, effervescent tablets, regular tablets, extended-release tablets, and extended-release capsules.

Micro-K® Extencaps® capsules (potassium chloride extended-release) and Micro-K® 10 Extencaps® capsules are oral dosage forms of microencapsulated potassium chloride containing 600 and 750 mg, respectively, of potassium chloride USP equivalent to 8 and 10 mEq of potassium.

Adult Dosing

  • Treatment of hypokalemia: Daily dose range from 40 to 100 mEq. Give in 2 to 5 divided doses: limit doses to 40 mEq per dose. The total daily dose should not exceed 200 mEq in a 24 hour period.
  • Maintenance or Prophylaxis: Typical dose is 20 mEq per day. Individualize dose based upon serum potassium levels.

Pediatric Dosing

  • Treatment of hypokalemia: Pediatric patients aged birth to 16 years old: The initial dose is 2 to 4 mEq/kg/day in divided doses; do not exceed as a single dose 1 mEq/kg or 40 mEq, whichever is lower; maximum daily doses should not exceed 100 mEq.
  • Maintenance or Prophylaxis: Pediatric patients aged birth to 16 years old: Typical dose is 1 mEq/kg/day. Do not exceed 3 mEq/kg/day.

How to use interchangeable products?

Potassium Chloride supplements in USA 

 

A information table of potassium chloride.

Potassium Chloride supplements in Canada                                          

NAME in Canada: Micro-K 8 Extencaps

DOSAGE: Capsule, extended release             

STRENGTH: 600mg                             

Equivalent to mEq: 8 meq

ROUTE: Oral

 

NAME in Canada: Potassium K-8

DOSAGE: Tablet               

STRENGTH: 600mg                          

Equivalent to mEq: 8 meq

ROUTE: Oral

NAME in Canada: Slow K8

DOSAGE: Tablet, extended release         

STRENGTH: 600mg                          

Equivalent to mEq: 8 meq

ROUTE: Oral

NAME in Canada: Potassium Chloride

DOSAGE: Solution           

STRENGTH: 20meq/15mL                            

Equivalent to mEq: 20 meq

ROUTE: Oral

NAME in Canada: Potassium K-20

DOSAGE: Tablet, extended release         

STRENGTH: 1500mg                       

Equivalent to mEq: 20 meq

ROUTE: Oral

Administration and Monitoring

If serum potassium concentration is <2.5 mEq/L, use intravenous potassium instead of oral supplementation.

Monitoring

Monitor serum potassium and adjust dosages accordingly. For treatment of hypokalemia, monitor potassium levels daily or more often depending on the severity of hypokalemia until they return to normal. Monitor potassium levels monthly to biannually for maintenance or prophylaxis.

The treatment of potassium depletion, particularly in the presence of cardiac disease, renal disease, or acidosis requires careful attention to acid-base balance, volume status, electrolytes, including magnesium, sodium, chloride, phosphate, and calcium, electrocardiograms and the clinical status of the patient. Correct volume status, acid-base balance and electrolyte deficits as appropriate.

Electrolyte-test image.

Administration

Dilute the potassium chloride for oral solution with at least 4 ounces of cold. Take with meals or immediately after eating.

If you have questions about your prescription medications or any other medication, please contact our team a Cheapomeds by calling toll free 1-800-721-7045. One of our patient representatives will be happy to assist you or transfer you to a licensed Canadian pharmacist for a free consultation.

This article contains medical information provided to help you better understand this particular medical condition or process, and may contain information about medication often used as part of a treatment plan prescribed by a doctor.  It is not intended to be used as either a diagnosis or recommendation for treatment of your particular medical situation.  If you are unwell, concerned about your physical or mental state, or are experiencing symptoms you should speak with your doctor or primary health care provider. If you are in medical distress please contact emergency services (such as 911).

Reference:

  1. drugs.com
  2. accessdata.fda.gov
  3. drugbank.ca

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Discreet Packaging

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Your order for Micro-K 8 Extencaps (Potassium Chloride) will be shipped in discreet packaging so whether the item is shipped to your home or work no one will know the contents of the shipment until opened.

Delivery Timetable

Our average regular delivery time for Micro-K 8 Extencaps (Potassium Chloride) is 10 days from our Canadian online pharmacy. Delivery times for Micro-K 8 Extencaps (Potassium Chloride) do vary depending on the location of the dispensary. The reason deliveries take time is primarily due to customs procedures that need to be completed prior to allowing our packages to enter the United States. Expedited and tracked delivery services are available from our Canadian online dispensary. Please speak to one of our online pharmacy service representatives if you have any questions about delivery times for your order.

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