About Effer-K® - Effervescent Potassium Citrate
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Effer-K® - Effervescent Potassium Citrate -Product Information

Efferk IllustrationEffer-K® is an effervescent liquid prescription potassium supplement in tablet form. Simply drop the tablet into a glass of water, wait one minute for the tablet to dissolve, then enjoy the non-carbonated beverage.

Effer-K® is the combination of potassium bicarbonate and citric acid as an effervescent tablet. When placed in water, or other aqueous liquids, the citric acid and potassium bicarbonate react. The effervescent reaction provides potassium as potassium citrate in a slightly acidic solution. The initial bicarbonate molecule is bubbled off as carbon dioxide and water. Potassium citrate and water remain.

Effer-K® is now available in 25 mEq, 20mEq and 10 mEq doses

Most physicians prescribe potassium chloride in tablet form in 10mEq and 20mEq doses.

Effer-K ®compared to KCl potassium supplements*

  Effer-K® KCl Tablets & Capsules KCl Solution
Liquid yes no yes
Palatable Taste yes no no
Easy to Swallow yes no no
Readily Absorbed and Bio-Available yes no yes
Ease for G or NG Tube yes no yes
Positive GI Side Effect Profile yes no no
Low Cost yes yes no
Multiple Flavors yes no no

*Effer-K is not equivalent to KCl. It is potassium citrate in solution, not potassium chloride. While potassium citrate can be used to elevate potassium levels, it is not recommended for patients who have metabolic alkalosis or acid/base disorders. It may result in the alteration of the acid/base balance.

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Warning: In patients with hyperkalemia and impaired mechanisms for excreting potassium, the administration of potassium salts can produce hyperkalemia and cardiac arrest.

Note: Effer-K is not equivalent to KCl. It is potassium citrate in solution, not potassium chloride. While potassium citrate can be used to elevate potassium levels, it is not recommended for patients who have metabolic alkalosis or acid/base disorders. It may result in the alteration of the acid/base balance.