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DESCRIPTION

Extended-Release Capsules and Tablets

Potassium chloride extended-release capsules, USP are a solid oral dosage form of potasium chloride containing 10 mEq (750 mg) of potassium chloride [equivalent to 10 mEq (390 mg) of potassium and 10 mEq (360 mg) of chloride] in a microencapsulated capsule. This formulation is intended to wslow the release of potassium so that the likelihood of a high localized concentration of potassium chloride within the gastrointestinal tract is reduced.

Potassium chloride extended-release capsules are an electrolyte replenisher. The chemical name is potassium chloride, and the structural formula is KCl. Potassium chloride, USP occurs as a white, granular powder or as colorless crystals. It is odorless and has a saline taste. Its solutions are neutral to litmus. It is freely soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol.

Inactive ingredients: Calcium stearate, gelatin, pharmaceutical glaze, povidone, sugar spheres, talc.

Klor-Con Extended-release Tablets, USP are a solid oral dosage form of potassium chloride. Each contains 600 or 750 mg of potassium chloride equivalent to 8mEq or 10mEq of potassium in a wax matrix tablet.

Extended-Release Formulation for Liquid Suspension

Potassium chloride liquid suspension is an oral dosage form of microencapsulated potassium chloride. Each packet contains 1.5 g of potassium chloride, USP equivalent to 20 mEq of potassium. Potassium chloride liquid suspension is comprised of specially formulated granules. After reconstituting with 2-6 fly o of water and 1 minute of stirring, the suspension is odorless and tasteless.

Each crystal of potassium chloride (KCl) is microencapsulated with an insoluble polymeric coating which functions as a semipermeable membrane; it allows for the controlled release of potassium and chloride ions over an eight-ten hour period. The controlled release of K+ ions by the microcapsular membrane is intended to reduce the likelihood of a high localized concentration of potassium chloride at any point on the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. Fluids pass through the membrane and gradually dissolve the potassium chloride within the microcapsules. The resulting potassium chloride solution slowly diffuses outward through the membrane.

Potassium chloride liquid suspension is an electrolyte replenisher. The chemical name of the active ingredient is potassium chloride and the structural formula is KCl. Potassium Chloride, USP occurs as a white, granular powder or as colorless crystals. It is odorless and has a saline taste. Its solutions are neutral to litmus. It is freely soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol.

Inactive Ingredients: Docusate Sodium, Ethylcellulose, Povidone, Silicon Dioxide, Sucrose, and another ingredient.

CATEGORIES, BRAND NAMES

CATEGORIES: Hypokalemia; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approved 1972 Mar; Top 200 Drugs; WHO Formulary

FDA Drug Classes: Repl/Regs Of Electrolytes/Water Balance; Vitamins/Minerals

BRAND NAMES:

BRAND NAMES: Acronitol; Addi-K; Apo-K; Celeka; Cena-K; Chloropotassuril; Chlorvescent; Clor-K-Zaf; Diffu-K; Durekal; Durules; Durules-K; Enpott; K Tab; K-10; K-Care; K-Contin; K-Dur; K-Lease; K-Lor; K-Lyte Cl; K-Norm; K-Sol; K-SR; K-Tab; Kadalex; Kaleorid; Kaliduron; Kaliglutol; Kalilente; Kalinor-Retard P; Kalinorm; Kalinorm Depottab; Kaliolite; Kalipor; Kalipoz; Kalitabs; Kalitrans Retard; Kalium; Kalium-Durettes; Kalium Duriles; Kalium-R; Kalium Retard; Kaochlor; Kaon Cl; Kaon-Cl; Kay-Cee-L; Kay Ciel; Kay-Ciel; KCL Retard; Keylyte; Klor-Con; Klorvess; Klotrix; Kolyum; KSR; Lento-Kalium; Leo-K; Micro-K; Micro-K Extentcaps; Micro-Kalium Retard; Miopotasio; Nu-K; Plus Kalium Retard; Potasion; Rekawan; Rekawan Retard; Rum-K; Slow-K; Span-K; Ten-K; Ultra-K-Chlor
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

FOREIGN BRAND AVAILABILITY:
Acronitol (Greece)
Addi-K (Bahrain; Benin; Burkina-Faso; Cyprus; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Hong-Kong; Iran; Iraq; Ivory-Coast; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; Sudan; Syria; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Tunia; Uganda; United-Arab-Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Apo-K (Canada; Malaysia)
Celeka (Argentina)
Chlorvescent (New-Zealand)
Clor-K-Zaf (Mexico)
Diffu-K (France)
Durekal (Finland)
Durules-K (Argentina)
Enpott (Thailand)
K-Contin (Benin; Burkina-Faso; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Ivory-Coast; Kenya; Korea; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
K-Grad (India)
K-SR (New-Zealand)
K-Tab (Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Curacao; Guyana; Jamaica; Netherland-Antilles; Surinam; Trinidad)
Kaleorid (Denmark; France; Norway; Sweden)
Kaliduron (Finland)
Kaliglutol (Switzerland)
Kalilente (Norway)
Kalinor-Retard P (Germany)
Kalinorm (Denmark; Finland)
Kalinorm Depottab (Norway)
Kaliolite (Mexico)
Kalipor (Finland; Sweden)
Kalipoz (Poland)
Kalitabs (Sweden)
Kalitrans Retard (Germany)
Kalium (Benin; Burkina-Faso; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Ivory-Coast; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Netherlands; Niger; Nigeria; Philippines; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Kalium-Durettes (Belgium; Netherlands)
Kalium Duriles (Germany)
Kalium Durules (Canada)
Kalium-R (Hungary; Switzerland)
Kalium Retard (Norway)
Kalium SR (Thailand)
Kalium S.R. (Hong-Kong)
Kaon (Canada)
Kay-Cee-L (England)
Kayciel (Australia)
Kay-Ciel (India)
KCL Retard (Austria; Bahrain; Cyprus; Czech-Republic; Egypt; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iran; Iraq; Italy; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Spain; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Keylyte (India)
KSR (Australia; Hong-Kong)
Lento-Kalium (Italy)
Leo-K (England; Ireland)
Micro-K Extentcaps (Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Curacao; Guyana; Jamaica; Netherland-Antilles; South-Africa; Surinam; Trinidad)
Micro-Kalium Retard (Austria)
Miopotasio (Spain)
Nu-K (England)
Plus Kalium Retard (Switzerland)
Potasion (Spain)
Potasol (India)
Rekawan (Germany)
Rekawan Retard (Austria)
Span-K (Australia; Hong-Kong; Malaysia; New-Zealand)

HCFA JCODE(S): J3480 per 2 mEq IV





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