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Medications for Hypokalemia

Other names: Low Potassium

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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
potassium chloride 5.5 16 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Brand names:  Klor-Con, K-Dur, K-Tab, Klor-Con Sprinkle …show all

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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spironolactone 9.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactone

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

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Aldactone Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

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Klor-Con 6.0 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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K-Dur Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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potassium gluconate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: potassium gluconate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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K-Tab 0.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Klor-Con Sprinkle Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: potassium chloride systemic

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potassium bicarbonate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Brand names:  Klor-Con/EF, K-vescent, Quick-K

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Effervescent Potassium / Chloride Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Klor-Con/EF Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate / potassium chloride systemic

Brand name:  Effervescent Potassium / Chloride

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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K-vescent Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Quick-K Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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citric acid/potassium bicarbonate Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: citric acid/potassium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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