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Micro-K Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Micro-K is used to treat low potassium levels in people who may face potassium loss that may be caused by digitalis, non-potassium-sparing diuretics, and certain diseases. Potassium deficiency may have a wide range of effects such as dry mouth, reduced urination, drowsiness, restlessness, abnormal heart rate and vomiting.

Micro-K Dosage

  • If you are using Micro-K, Klor-Con 8, Slow-K, then the usual starting dose is 5 to 12 tablets or capsules per day.
  • If you are using Micro-K 10, Klor-Con 10, then the usual starting dose is 4 to 10 tablets or capsules per day.

Uses of Micro-K

  • It is used to treat low potassium levels.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Micro-K

Before taken Micro-K medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Micro-K. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Stomach and intestinal ulcers
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Micro-K:

  • Before taking Micro-K, you should tell your doctor if you have heat cramps, adrenal insufficiency, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, ulcers, or severe burns.
  • You should tell your doctor immediately if you notice that your stools are black or tarry.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Micro-K with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Micro-K with the following:

  • Antispasmodic drugs such as Bentyl
  • Blood pressure medications classified as ACE inhibitors
  • Digitalis
  • Potassium-sparing diuretics such as Midamor and Aldactone

After taken Micro-K if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Micro-K overdose include:

  • Blood in stools
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle paralysis

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