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 Potassium Chloride | Avkare and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Potassium Chloride | Avkare and some common side effects associated with Potassium Chloride | Avkare.
What is Potassium Chloride | Avkare used for?
BECAUSE OF REPORTS OF INTESTINAL AND GASTRIC ULCERATION AND BLEEDING WITH CONTROLLED-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.
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Potassium Chloride | Avkare. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Potassium chloride is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Potassium Chloride | Avkare, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Potassium chloride it is safe to use Potassium Chloride | Avkare 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.
Potassium Chloride | Avkare 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 Potassium Chloride | Avkare?
Potassium Chloride | Avkare is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Potassium Chloride | Avkare you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Potassium Chloride | Avkare, is it safe?
Definitely, Potassium Chloride | Avkare is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
If I am using Potassium Chloride | Avkare, will my baby need extra monitoring?
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Potassium Chloride | Avkare
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Potassium Chloride | Avkare 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