For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G and some common side effects associated with Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G.
What is Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G used for?
BECAUSE OF REPORTS OF INTESTINAL AND GASTRIC ULCERATION AND BLEEDING WITH EXTENDED-RELEASE POTASSIUM CHLORIDE PREPARATIONS, THESE DRUGS SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR THOSE PATIENTS WHO CANNOT TOLERATE OR REFUSE TO TAKE LIQUID OR EFFERVESCENT POTASSIUM PREPARATIONS OR FOR PATIENTS IN WHOM THERE IS A PROBLEM OF COMPLIANCE WITH THESE PREPARATIONS. For the treatment of patients with hypokalemia with or without metabolic alkalosis, in digitalis intoxication and in patients with hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis. If hypokalemia is the result of diuretic therapy, consideration should be given to the use of a lower dose of diuretic, which may be sufficient without leading to hypokalemia. For the prevention of hypokalemia in patients who would be at particular risk if hypokalemia were to develop, e.g., digitalized patients or patients with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The use of potassium salts in patients receiving diuretics for uncomplicated essential hypertension is often unnecessary when such patients have a normal dietary pattern and when low doses of the diuretic are used. Serum potassium should be checked periodically, however, and if hypokalemia occurs, dietary supplementation with potassium-containing foods may be adequate to control milder cases. In more severe cases, and if dose adjustment of the diuretic is ineffective or unwarranted, supplementation with potassium salts may be indicated.
Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Potassium chloride is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Potassium chloride it is safe to use Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Potassium chloride usage in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers: The normal potassium ion content of human milk is about 13 mEq per liter. Since oral potassium becomes part of the body potassium pool, so long as body potassium is not excessive, the contribution of potassium chloride supplementation should have little or no effect on the level in human milk.
Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G Breastfeeding Analsys
Potassium chloride while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 7447-40-7
Human milk has a potassium concentration of 13 meq/L, almost a half of rehydration solution content and a quarter of maximal IV recommended dose. Potassium supplementation does not alter milk concentration without increasing mother’s serum concentration, which is strictly limited from 3,5 to 5,5 meq/L.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G?
It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G and have used it then do not panic as Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G, is it safe?
Definitely, Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
If I am using Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G, will my baby need extra monitoring?
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Klor-con M | Potassium Chloride 1 G in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week