K- lyte 500 mg
Advise to Patient:
Pregnancy: Controlled studies shown no risk. Lactation: Caution advised or effect undetermined. Contraindications: Severe renal impairment. Serum plasma concentration >5 mmol/litre. Acute dehydration conditions predisposing to hyperkalaemia gastric obstruction or ulceration (solid preparation) extensive tissue damage meTabletolic acidosis.
Compensation of potassium loss: In those taking digoxin or anti-arrhythmic drugs where potassium depletion may induce arrhythmias; in patients in whom
secondary hyperaldosteronism occurs e.g. renal artery stenosis cirrhosis of the liver nephrotic syndrome and severe heart failure; in patients with excessive losses of
potassium in the faeces e.g. chronic diarrhoea associated with intestinal malabsorption or laxative abuse. To compensate potassium loss in the elderly since they
take inadequate amounts of potassium in the diet. To compensate potassium loss during long-term administration of drugs known to induce potassium loss e.g.
corticosteroids. Hypokalaemia due to diuretics such as furosemide or thiazides when used to eliminate oedema.
Nausea vomiting abdominal pain diarrhoea flatulence with modified-release preparations gastro-intestinal obstruction ulceration bleeding.
Precautions: Should be used only under closed monitoring by lab tests. Cardiac disease elderly intestinal stricture history of peptic ulcer hiatus hernia. Mild to
moderate renal impairment hypomagnesaemia monitor serum electrolytes severe Gl upset or haemorrhage.