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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 Drugs.com

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 overpouch as Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 20 mEq per 100 mL. The inability to detect this overpouch mislabeling at the point of care may result in the administration of a dose lower than intended. In the high-risk patient population – patients prone to severe electrolyte imbalance – this hazardous situation may lead to serious, life-threatening adverse health consequences. There have been no reported adverse events associated with this issue to date. BACKGROUND: Potassium Chl ... Read more

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Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?

Posted 25 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

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 body is aided by water but crippled in the face of excess sugar or caffeine consumption, the case study authors said. Colas are typically high in both high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine, the Monaco-based researchers noted. "[So] the first thing to highlight is that the case we reported is exceptional," said study lead author Dr. Naima Zarqane, a cardiologist at Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco. "The patient had only drunk colas from the age of 15, and this is quite unusual." "What is ... Read more

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Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems

Posted 27 May 2009 by Drugs.com

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. Two of the patients were pregnant women who were admitted to hospital with low potassium levels. One was a 21-year-old woman who drank up to three liters of cola a day and complained of fatigue, appetite loss and persistent vomiting. An electrocardiogram revealed she had a heart blockage, and blood tests showed she had low potassium levels, the researchers explained in a news release. The second pregnant patient, who'd consumed up to seven liters of cola a day for 10 months, had low potassium ... Read more

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