What is Sando-K prescribed for?

Sando-K contains the active ingredients potassium chloride and potassium bicarbonate. Sando-K is used for the prevention and treatment of low potassium levels. are allergic (hypersensitive) to potassium chloride,potassium bicarbonate or any of the other ingredients of Sando-K (see list of ingredients in Section 6).

Is Sando-K safe?

No effects known. Abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting may occur. If there are any signs of gastric irritancy, SANDO-K, in common with all other potassium salts, should be given with or after food.

How quickly does Sando-K work?

The medicine will start working within 1–2 days, though you may not see a difference in your child. When the doctor tests their blood, they will notice a change.

Is Sando-K slow release?

Potassium chloride slow-release 600 mg tablet (Slow-K®) (contains potassium 8 mmol per tablet) should only be used if Sando-K® or Kay- Cee-L® are inappropriate. Potassium is highly irritant and slow release tablets can lead to high local concentrations.

What happens if your low on potassium?

A low potassium level has many causes but usually results from vomiting, diarrhea, adrenal gland disorders, or use of diuretics. A low potassium level can make muscles feel weak, cramp, twitch, or even become paralyzed, and abnormal heart rhythms may develop.

What are the side effects of lack of potassium?

What are the symptoms of low potassium levels?

  • Muscle twitches.
  • Muscle cramps or weakness.
  • Muscles that will not move (paralysis)
  • Abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Kidney problems.

What is the other name for slow k?

Slow-K (potassium chloride) is an electrolyte replenisher. Its chemical name is potassium chloride, and its structural formula is KCI. Potassium chloride USP is a white, granular powder or colorless crystals.

How can you tell if your potassium is low?

What are the symptoms of low potassium levels?

  1. Muscle twitches.
  2. Muscle cramps or weakness.
  3. Muscles that will not move (paralysis)
  4. Abnormal heart rhythms.
  5. Kidney problems.

How do you know when your potassium is low?

Can you overdose on slow k?

Slow-K Overdose If you take too much potassium chloride, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

How does Sando K affect your potassium level?

Sando-K tablets increase the level of potassium in your blood. If this medicine is taken with other medicines that can increase blood potassium levels, this effect may be enhanced. Your doctor may want to monitor your blood potassium level if you take any of these medicines in combination with Sando-K:

When to take Sando K effervescent blood test?

Sando-K (potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride) 1 Preventing and correcting a low level of potassium in the blood (hypokalaemia). 2 Sando-K effervescent tablets contain two active ingredients,… 3 Sando-K tablets can be taken with or after food. 4 Warning! You will need to have regular blood tests…

How often should I take Sando K 2 tablets?

For plasma K + 3-3.5mmol/L (approximate potassium deficit 200mmol): Sando-K® 2 tablets 3 times daily Monitor plasma K + twice weekly until stable. Once plasma K + stable or if plasma K + >4.5mmol/L, reassess requirement for supplementation. Plasma K + 2.5-2.9mmol/L (approximate potassium deficit 200-400mmol): Sando-K® 3 tablets 3 times daily

What kind of Medicine is Sando K effervescent?

Sando-K (potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride) Sando-K effervescent tablets contain two active ingredients, potassium chloride and potassium bicarbonate. Sando-K is a type of medicine called a potassium supplement.