Cardiovascular medications - electrolytes

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Medications

Electrolytes include:

Potassium Chloride:

  • Cena-K
  • Epiklor
  • Gen-K
  • K+ 10
  • K+ Care
  • K-Dur 10
  • K-Dur 20
  • K-Lease
  • K-Lor
  • K-Norm
  • K-Sol
  • K-Tab
  • K/Lyte/Cl
  • Kay Ciel
  • Kal Potassium 99
  • Kaochlor
  • Kaochlor SF
  • Kaon-Cl-10
  • Kaon-Cl
  • Kaon-Cl 20%
  • Kay Ciel
  • Klor-Con
  • Klor-Con 10
  • Klor-Con M20
  • Klor-Con 8
  • Klor-Con/25
  • Klorvess
  • Klotrix
  • Micro-K 10
  • Micro-K 10 Extencaps
  • Micro-K LS
  • Potasalan
  • Rum-K
  • Slow-K
  • Ten-K

Depletions

Taking potassium chloride may deplete vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Low levels of vitamin B12 may cause any of the following symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Personality changes
  • Confusion

Low levels of vitamin B12 may increase the risk of heart diseases.

Editorial Note

The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medicines. If you have any of these signs and symptoms, it does not always mean you have low levels of these nutrients.

Factors that affect the level of nutrients are:

  • Your medical history
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • How long you have been taking the medicine

Please talk to your health care provider. They can best address your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.

Supporting Research

Green R. Macrocytic anemia. In: Porwit A, McCullough J, Erber WN, eds. Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2011:chap 12.

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