A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Klor-Con should be used as prescribed by your health professional. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take Klor-Con during or after the meal. Do not stop taking Klor-Con without discussing it with your health practitioner. If you stop taking potassium all of a sudden, your condition might become worse.
If you accidentally miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the age and health condition of the patient. This medicine is administered orally.
The active ingredient is Potassium chloride.
The inactive Ingredients:
Before using Klor-Con, don't forget to tell your health practitioner if you are suffering from any allergies. The inactive ingredients include products that might cause an allergic reaction.
Avoid using Klor-Con if you are suffering from hyperkalemia (high level of potassium in the blood). Visit your doctor so he can check the progress and determine if the medicine is working properly. Laboratory tests may be necessary. Avoid using salt substitutes and high-sodium foods.
The following side effects have been reported by the patients using Klor-Con.