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Kaleorid LP

Uses|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage

Uses

What is Kaleorid® LP used for?

Kaleorid® LP is commonly used for:

  • Potassium deficiency (hypokalemia)
  • Muscle spasms

How should I take Kaleorid® LP?

Kaleorid LP is available as an oral tablet. The oral tablet should be taken by mouth without chewing or crushing it.

How do I store Kaleorid® LP?

This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Do not allow this product to freeze. Always check the label before using this product. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.

Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.

Precautions &amp; warnings

What should I know before using Kaleorid® LP?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of the active or inactive ingredients of Kaleorid® LP or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Can produce an excess of potassium in the bloodstream. To be used under regular medical supervision, incorporating blood-potassium level (kalaemia) monitoring and, if necessary, electrocardiography.

Also, do not use this drug to treat:

  • Certain kidney diseases
  • Certain diseases of the endocrine glands (such as Addison’s disease or uncontrolled diabetes)

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Kaleorid® LP during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Kaleorid® LP.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Kaleorid® LP?

All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.

Potential side effects while using this drug include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdomen Pain/Cramps
  • Weight Gain
  • Heartburn/Reflux
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Electrolyte Problems
  • Sleepiness
  • Constipation
  • Grogginess/Confusion
  • Light Sensitivity

You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Kaleorid® LP?

Kaleorid® LP may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Especially if you are taking:

  • Medicines to raise your blood-potassium level (such as certain potassium-retaining diuretics)
  • Angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Does food or alcohol interact with Kaleorid® LP?

Kaleorid® LP may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Kaleorid® LP?

This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:

  • Hyperkalaemia (elevated blood potassium levels)
  • Dehydration with electrolyte imbalance
  • Certain heart conditions
  • Congenital myotonia (an inherited disease characterized by delayed muscle relaxation)

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Kaleorid® LP.

What is the dose of Kaleorid® LP for an adult?

To correct hypokalemia

As prophylaxis: 20 mEq daily.

As treatment: 40-100 mEq daily in 2-4 divided doses.

Maxiumum dose: 40 mEq/dose, up to 150 mEq daily.

All doses and treatment plans are individualized based on each patient’s serum potassium levels, as determined by a physician. Your dose may be different from what is outlined here. Consult with your doctor for more information.

What is the dose of Kaleorid® LP for a child?

To correct hypokalemia

As prophylaxis: 1 mEq/kg daily up to 3 mEq/kg daily.

As treatment: Initially, 2-4 mEq/kg daily up to 100 mEq daily.

Maxiumum dose: 1 mEq/kg/dose or 40 mEq/dose.

All doses and treatment plans are individualized based on each patient’s serum potassium levels, as determined by a physician. Your dose may be different from what is outlined here. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How is Kaleorid® LP available?

Kaleorid® LP is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Coated Tablets 600 mg, 1000 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Kaleorid® LP, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/potassium%20chloride

https://sante.lefigaro.fr/medicaments/3321733-kaleorid-lp-600mg-cpr-30

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Medically reviewed by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD
Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD
Updated Jul 29, 2020
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