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Potassium chloride Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Potassium chloride is also known as: Cena K, Epiklor, K-10, K-8, K-Dur, K-Dur 10, K-Dur 20, K-Lor, K-Norm, K-Tab, KCl, Kal Potassium 99, Kaochlor, Kaon-CI, Kay Ciel, Klor-Con, Klor-Con 10, Klor-Con 8, Klor-Con M10, Klor-Con M20, Klor-Con Sprinkle, Klotrix, Micro-K, Micro-K 10, Slow-K

Potassium chloride Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies showed no adverse effects on embryofetal development. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. It is considered unlikely that supplementation that does not lead to hyperkalemia would adversely affect the fetus. AU Exempt: Medications exempted from pregnancy classification are not absolutely safe for use in pregnancy in all circumstances. Some exempted medicines, for example the complementary medicine, St John's Wort, may interact with other medicines and induce unexpected adverse effects in the mother and/or fetus. US FDA pregnancy category 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 of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Use under physician supervision. AU TGA pregnancy category: Exempt US FDA pregnancy category: C Comments: -Pregnancy is associated with gastrointestinal hypomotility; solid forms of oral potassium should be given only if clearly needed. -Close monitoring of serum potassium is recommended.

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Potassium chloride Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is generally considered acceptable; benefit to mother should outweigh risk to the infant. Use under the supervision of a physician. Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: -As long as body potassium is not excessive, potassium supplementation should have little or no effect on the level in human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Klor-Con (potassium chloride)." Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
  2. "Product Information. K-Tab (potassium chloride)." AbbVie US LLC, North Chicago, IL.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  5. "Product Information. Micro-K (potassium chloride)." Ther-Rx Corporation, Bridgeton, MO.
  6. "Product Information. Klor-Con M10 (potassium chloride)." Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
  7. "Product Information. Potassium Chloride (potassium chloride)." Baxter I.V. Systems Division, Round Lake, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. K-Tab (potassium chloride)." AbbVie US LLC, North Chicago, IL.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):
  4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  5. "Product Information. Micro-K (potassium chloride)." Ther-Rx Corporation, Bridgeton, MO.
  6. "Product Information. Klor-Con M10 (potassium chloride)." Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
  7. "Product Information. Potassium Chloride (potassium chloride)." Baxter I.V. Systems Division, Round Lake, IL.
  8. "Product Information. Klor-Con (potassium chloride)." Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.

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