K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S

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Type

Tablet

Feature

30s

Unit

'S

Formula

Potassium Citrate

Composition

Potassium Citrate 750 mg/10 mEq

Brand

English Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

{{Product}} is a supplement that performs the function of treating low levels of potassium in one’s body as it is very essential for blood to contain a specific amount of potassium. Patients have commonly prescribed this medicine when their potassium level reduces due to prolonged vomiting, diarrhea, or use of water diuretics. The dosage is usually prescribed by the patient’s medical condition. 

{{Product}} is a tablet that should be ingested with the help of a glass of water, preferably with food to avoid an upset stomach or as directed by the doctor. The medicine is not to be given to children or the elderly until advised by a medical expert. Caution is advised to patients with heart problems, diabetes, intestinal stricture, and intestinal bleeding before consuming the medication. 

{{Product}} has some mild side effects which may include upset stomach, nausea, gas, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, and are normal. However, if a patient experiences rare side effects such as stomach bloating, severe vomiting, signs of stomach bleeding e.g black or tarry stool or vomit that carries blood then he is required to inform a doctor or hospital right away. 

Indications

{{Product}} can be used to treat:

  • Low level of potassium
  • Prevention/treatment of hypokalaemia 

How To Use {{Product}}

{{Product}} comes in the form of a tablet which is supposed to be ingested by mouth with the help of water to help it flow down the throat easily. {{Product}} preferably should be taken with food and should not be crushed or broken. 

How Does K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S Work 

{{Product}} is a mineral supplement that helps balance or prevent the level of potassium in the blood from reducing. {{Product}} provides a very essential mineral called potassium which helps the body perform its main functions such as the beating of the heart. 

Dosage 

Adult Dosage

{{Product}}s 750 mg tablet is equivalent to 10meq. Commonly 750mg tablets are given twice a day and can be increased to 4-5 times a day however it can vary in accordance with the patient’s condition.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

It is unknown whether {{Product}} is safe for the use of pregnant women or not as there is not any significant evidence proving the medicine harmful or safe for consumption. It is advised to be avoided until the benefits outweigh the risks, in that case, consumption should be done under the expertise and supervision of a doctor.

It is unknown whether the {{Product}} is safe for consumption for nursing mothers. It is advised to be avoided until highly necessary. It should be consumed under the supervision of a health expert.

Precautions 

Before using the K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S make sure you inform the doctor about the following conditions:

  • Elderly 
  • Intestinal stricture 
  • History of peptic ulcer
  • Hiatus hernia 
  • Overdose can be fatal
  • Hypertension
  • Heart problem
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Chronic diarrhea

Contraindications 

The doctor should be informed about the following conditions/history before consuming {{Product}}:

  • Renal impairment 
  • Acute dehydration 
  • Gastric obstruction
  • Ulcer
  • Extensive tissue damage
  • Metabolic Acidosis 
  • Conditions predisposing to hyperkalemia 

Interactions With Other Medicines

  •  Potassium-sparing diuretics 
  • Salt substitutes 
  • ACE inhibitors 
  • Amiloride 
  • Drospirenone
  • triamterene

Adverse Effects 

Common Effects 

  • Upset stomach 
  • Nausea 
  • Flatulence 
  • Gas 
  • Diarrhea 

Rare Effects 

  • Severe vomiting 
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • High potassium level
  • Stomach bloating
  • Severe throat irritation
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Black or tarry stool 
  • Signs of stomach bleeding
  • Blood in vomit 
  • Black vomit

How To Cope with some of the Adverse Effects

Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.

Flatulence- Can be eased by consuming smaller, more frequent meals that don’t trigger your flatulence. Getting a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise has shown great results in combating flatulence.

FAQs 

Q1. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away.

Q2.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Q3.HOW IS K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

{{Product}} should be ingested orally( by mouth) with the help of a glass of water to help it flow down the throat easily. It should preferably be taken with food. 

Q4.WILL K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

Q5 .WILL K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY?

 No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

Q6.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels might be advised to be done periodically along with an occasional ECG test to monitor the OT intervals of a beating heart.

Q7. DOES K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

Q8. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, and an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal. If the patient misses a dose of K OXA-10 30s Tablet 1 ‘S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then it’s beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.