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K-Lyte, K Lyte (Potassium, Citric Acid)

Drug:K-Lyte, K Lyte Effervescent Tablet
ManufacturerANB Canada
Dosage:25 MEQ/30 tab

K-Lyte (Potassium/Citric acid) is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent low potassium levels in the blood. Potassium is needed by the body for the cells, heart, kidneys, nerves, and muscles to function properly. Potassium deficiency may result from prolonged diarrhea and vomiting, treatment with diuretics, or hormonal problems like hyperaldosteronism. The active ingredient in K-Lyte is Potassium. Potassium belongs to a class of drugs called electrolyte supplements. It works by replacing lost potassium in the body to prevent a deficiency.

Manufacturer Information

We currently offer the brand K-Lyte from Canada manufactured by ANB Canada in the strength of 25 MEQ/30 effervescent tablets. The generic Potassium, Citric acid is not available.

Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking K-Lyte. The most common side effects of K-Lyte may include the following:
• Diarrhea;
• Flatulence;
• Nausea;
• Stomach upset

Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Black/tarry stools;
• Severe heartburn;
• Vomit that looks like coffee grounds

These are not all of the side effects of K-Lyte. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.

K-Lyte. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have Addison’s disease (underactive adrenal glands);
• Have diabetes;
• Have heart problems;
• Have kidney problems;
• Have stomach or intestinal problems like narrowing ulcers or blockages

Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between K-Lyte and potassium-containing salt substitutes. Avoid ACE inhibitors, spironolactone, amiloride, or triamterene with K-Lyte. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if K-Lyte will harm a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. K-Lyte passes into breast milk. Take K-Lyte precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Use the drug with food to prevent stomach upset. Dissolve each dose in at least one-half glass of cold water or juice. K-Lyte is an effervescent tablet. Allow any fizzing to stop. After the tablets are fully dissolved, sip the liquid slowly over 5 to 10 minutes. If you have stomach upset, mixing your dose in a larger volume of liquid may help. Keep this medicine in its original container out of sight and reach of children. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.

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