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Medications for Hypokalemia

Other names: Low Potassium

About Hypokalemia:  Hypokalemia means low serum potassium (low blood levels of potassium). It may result from a number of conditions.

Drugs Used to Treat Hypokalemia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
potassium chloride C N 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Brand names:  K-Dur, Klor-Con, Slow-K, K-Tab, Epiklor, Micro-K, Kal Potassium 99, Klotrix, Rum-K, K-Sol, Kaon-CI, Klor-Con Sprinkle …show all

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Aldactone C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

K-Dur C N Add review
10

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Klor-Con C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

spironolactone C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactone

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Slow-K C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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potassium gluconate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium gluconate systemic

Brand name:  Kaon

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

K-Tab C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Effervescent Potassium C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Epiklor C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Micro-K C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Effervescent Potassium / Chloride C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Kal Potassium 99 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Klotrix C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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potassium bicarbonate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Brand names:  Effervescent Potassium, Klor-Con / EF, K-Effervescent, K-vescent, Quick-K …show all

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Rum-K C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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K-Sol C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Kaon-CI C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Klor-Con Sprinkle C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

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potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride systemic

Brand names:  Effervescent Potassium / Chloride, K-Lyte / Cl

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Klor-Con / EF C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Kaon C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium gluconate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

K-Effervescent C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

K-Lyte / Cl C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

K-vescent C N Add review Rate

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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