くすりのしおり

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Revised: 10/2009

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
K.C.L. ELIXIR(10W/V%)
 Active ingredient:
Potassium chloride
 Dosage form:
limpid and colorless liquid
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine shows physiological activity as a potassium ion after absorbed in the body. It also compensates for potassium deficiency.
It is usually used to compensates for potassium deficiency due to prolonged use of drugs including antihypertensive diuretics, hypokalemic periodic paralysis of limbs, severe vomiting, diarrhea, insufficient intake of potassium and postoperative state, and to treat hypochloremic alkalosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you have renal dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, hyperkalemia, esophageal stenosis, gastrointestinal stenosis, gastrointestinal motility disorder, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis of limbs.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 20 to 100 mL (2 to 10 g of the active ingredient) with a plenty of water in several divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to your disease or age/symptoms.
    Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, take other doses of the day at equal intervals. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include cardiac conduction defect (palpitation, chest pain). If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • abdominal pain, nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding [obstruction/ulcer or perforation of small intestine]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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