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FDA Medwatch Alert: Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter: Recall - Mislabeled Overpouch

Posted 24 Nov 2014 by

ISSUE: Baxter International Inc. voluntarily recalled one lot of Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL to the user level due to a complaint of mislabeling of the overpouch. Some containers of Product Code 2B0826, Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL, Lot Number P319160, Exp. 06/30/2015, NDC 0338-0709-48 were incorrectly labeled on the ...

Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?

Posted 25 Jun 2013 by

TUESDAY, June 25 – Excessive soda consumption appeared to be the culprit in the case of a 31-year-old woman suffering from fainting spells and an irregular heartbeat after she spent more than half her life drinking only colas in place of water, a new study contends. The reason behind her hospitalization was a dangerous drop in overall levels of potassium – a key mineral whose absorption by the ...

Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems

Posted 27 May 2009 by

WEDNESDAY, May 27 – Drinking too much cola can increase the risk of a muscle problem called hypokalemia, experts warn. In people with hypokalemia, a drop in blood potassium levels results in problems with vital muscle functions. Symptoms can range from mild weakness to serious paralysis, say Greek researchers who conducted a review of people who drank between two to nine liters of cola a day. ...

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