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KlorCon and Alcohol
KlorCon generic name potassium chloride is also sold under brand names Cena K, K-Dur, K-Tab, Kaoculor S-F, Kaon-Cl, Kaon-CL, Kay Ciel, Micro-K and Rum-K. This drug is used to prevent or treat low blood levels of potassium which can be the result of a disease, from taking specific medicines or after a prolonged illness with diarrhea or vomiting.
Potassium is a mineral found in many foods and is necessary for several body functions especially the beating of the heart.
It is suggested that you discuss the consumption of alcohol with your physician while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Before taking Klor-Con advise your physician if you are allergic to this drug, any other drug or substance, if you are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have high levels of potassium in your blood, kidney failure, Addison’s disease or any other adrenal gland disorder, a large tissue injury such as a burn, severely dehydrated, taking a potassium sparing diuretic water pill, heart disease, high blood pressure, blockage in your stomach or intestines, chronic diarrhea such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
Less serious side effects are mild nausea, upset stomach, mild or occasional diarrhea, tingling in your hands and feet or the appearance of a Klo-Con tablet in your stool.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are confusion, anxiety, feeling faint, uneven heartbeat, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness, limp feeling, numb tingling feeling in hands or feet or around the mouth, severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting, black bloody tarry stools, coughing up blood or granular vomit. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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