K-Dur (Potassium Chloride)

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K-Dur (Potassium Chloride) Medication Information

Uses

K-Dur is a potassium supplement used to treat low potassium levels. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 8 mEq
  • 10 mEq
  • 20 mEq

Side Effects

The most common side effects of K-Dur include:

  • High potassium
  • Constipation
  • Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal perforation

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Potassium Chloride.

Precautions

High levels of potassium can cause heart arrhythmias. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with K-Dur include:

  • Spironolactone
  • Losartan
  • Lisinopril

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Potassium Chloride. 

Storage

Do not store above 77 ºF.

Pharmacist Tips

  • K-Dur dose will need to be adjusted for each patients needs
  • Potassium Chloride dose should be spaced out if more than 20 mEq are needed.
  • K-Dur can cause stomach issues as the most common side effect, so it should not be taken on an empty stomach. 

Potassium Chloride FAQs

How long does it take K-Dur to work?

It can take several hours to see an increase in potassium levels. 

 

Can K-Dur be cut in half?

No, K-Dur cannot be cut.

 

Are K-Dur and Klor the same?

Yes, they are both potassium supplements

 

Should K-Dur be taken with food?

Yes, K-Dur should be taken with food to limit stomach upset. 

 

Is K-Dur vitamin K?

No, K-Due is potassium.

Related Drugs

Reference:

K-Dur {package insert}. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Ltd.; 2013.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/018279s034lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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