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Potassium Chloride: Oral capsule, extended release

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 560 
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Potassium Chloride 8mEq ER Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 559 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: 001 001 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO 560 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Blue Point Laboratories
Pill Identification: amneal 542 
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Potassium Chloride 8mEq ER Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO 559 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: ETHEX 001 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Paddock Laboratories Inc, a Perrigo Family
Pill Identification: PAD 0181 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Ethex Corporation
Pill Identification: ETHEX 001 
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Potassium Chloride 8mEq ER Cap
Paddock Laboratories Inc, a Perrigo Family
Pill Identification: PAD 0180 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: 001 001 
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Potassium Chloride 8mEq ER Cap
Ethex Corporation
Pill Identification: ETHEX 667 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 560 
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Potassium Cl 10mEq ER Cap
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: amneal 542 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Potassium Chloride: Oral capsule, extended release

What is this medicine?

POTASSIUM (poe TASS i um) is a natural salt that is important for the heart, muscles, and nerves. It is found in many foods and is normally supplied by a well balanced diet. This medicine is used to treat low potassium.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Potassium Chloride: Oral capsule, extended release
Usage by Gender
69.41%
30.59%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.4%
2.72%
24.15%
72.73%
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Patient Experiences with Potassium Chloride

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View All 13 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 3.2 / 5
Works as Intended: 3.2 / 5
Tolerable: 3.2 / 5

Easy to use
Because of not being able to swallow big pills or capsules easily. I asked for the powder version. This form comes in individual packets so we don't have to measure it out every day. Just put it in a cup and add fluid and drink. It is orange flavored with helps improve the taste somewhat, making it easier to get down, though it does still have a salty taste to it. But I was expecting a lot worse based on what I was told by one of my health care providers.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
September 12, 2016
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral powder
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


WILL NOT DISSOLVE
It took several weeks for me to realize the tablets did not dissolve after being swallowed. The commode was the only thing benefiting from the tablets. BEWARE!
Helpful: 12
Unhelpful: 1
Anonymous
February 25, 2016
From: Mt. Jackson, VA
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Wax matrix
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Works but always choking on pill.
Having trouble taking tablet always choking is there a different pill or possibly a capsule one can take?
Helpful: 7
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
December 17, 2015
From: East Longmeadow, MA
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Disagree


GEL CAPS
i WAS TAKING THE HUGE HORSE PILL THAT GOT STUCK AND SCRATCHED MY THROAT, THEY SWITCHED ME TO THE VANILLA YELLOW CAPSULES, BUT THEY NEVER DIGESTED, AND CAME OUT IN THE STOOL. FINALLY DR SWITCHED ME TO THE GEL CAPS, EASY TO SWALLOW, SAME STRENGTH, SIZE OF A VITAMIN. ASK FOR THE GEL CAPS, SO MUCH EASIER TO DIGEST AND SWALLOW.
Helpful: 15
Unhelpful: 1
CBI
September 15, 2015
From: New Port Richey, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, extended release
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


safe
easy to take no side effects, melts in your mouth fast, taste is not so good. Only if it dissolves.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 2
aloha women
September 10, 2015
From: long beach, CA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


horrible
Impossible to swallow. Always gag and throw up. Hate it!
Helpful: 7
Unhelpful: 2
Anonymous
August 08, 2015
From: Ponchatoula, LA
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Hard To Swallow
Pill is very hard to swallow. Some times chokes me.
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
July 02, 2015
From: Naaples, FL
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Wax matrix
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works well
The tablet is large and difficult to swallow in my experience.
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
February 02, 2015
From: Morganton, NC
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Great alternative to the pill form
After experiencing difficulty swallowing the tablet form, my physician recommended I try the liquid form. Although some folks complain about the taste, I find if I mix it with juice there is no bad taste. At my age it is much easier to get down. Because I am legally blind, I had trouble measuring the correct dosage but my family got empty bottles from CVS and they fill them with the correct daily dosage each week. I just add the contents of one bottle into my drink and this works well.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
January 13, 2015
From: Clarks Summit, PA
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral solution
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as Intentened
Caussian Female drug works well easy to take while taste bad does the job side effects go away after appox 2 months of use then is very tolerable to take especalilly for dibetctes with other health condtionstions. .
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
November 28, 2014
From: Matthews, NC
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


It did the job
Had no problems with side effects but it is a BIG pill to swallow and it starts to dissolve pretty fast... have water ready!
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
September 06, 2014
From: Livingston, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


very hard to swallow
The pill is hard to take. It starts to dissolve while still in your mouth. Taste terrible!
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
May 05, 2014
From: Windsor, CT
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, Micro-dispersible
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


have a low
May no problem in taking. given for heart bypass and diabites
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 5
Ron
January 12, 2014
From: Milford, CT
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral capsule, extended release
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree