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Effer-K gives people a new outlook on taking their prescription potassium supplement

A few weeks ago I received a sample request from Joe, a customer who was unhappy with the prescription potassium supplement he was taking. This is not the first time I have been contacted by an individual who disliked their prescription potassium supplement and, even though each story is unique, these stories seem to have a few things in common. Many people tell me they have taken the tablet form of potassium as well as the liquid and powder forms. The complaints are all the same – the large tablet is too hard to swallow and the liquid and powder forms taste awful. While being hard to ingest seems to be a good enough reason to search for an alternative to these forms of potassium, people tell me it is not the worst part of their experience. They often tell me if they manage to get the large tablet or foul tasting liquid/powder to go down, it causes various intestinal troubles.

Like many others who have contacted me, Joe’s prescription potassium supplement caused him a great deal of suffering and he had little hope left for finding a potassium supplement that he could bear to ingest and his stomach could tolerate. This is what Joe had to say when he first contacted me:

“I am having a tough time finding a potassium that doesn’t ‘eat my guts’ & make me start with excuses to myself to NOT take it – I have tried all the pills & powders so I’m hoping this (Effer-K) ‘is the ticket’.”

I have found that people who have the chance to try Effer-K have a new outlook on taking their prescription potassium supplement. Therefore words cannot describe how thrilled I am to offer people like Joe the opportunity to try a free sample of Effer-K. With the help of Joe’s physician and pharmacist, he was able to try a sample. And after trying Effer-K, he was eager to tell me about his experience. This is what Joe told me:

“I was taking Klor-Con for a few years at about 7 meq (a 20 meq cut into thirds) every other day & kept my ‘readings’ at 3.5 to 3.8 with no seeming effect on my innards.  Last May I was in the hospital for A-Fib & the doctors felt my Potassium was low & put me on 20 meq Klor-Con per day, a 600% increase.  I started to have ‘problems’ & it took me a month to ‘figure out’ what was the problem (as they had started several other Rx).  I started to modulate the intake of Potassium with some improvement & tried 10 meq(uncut) & then powdered w/ water with NOT much improvement.  I was having sharp pains up to about a 7 almost all the time in my lower tract & got ‘referred’ to Effer-K, after almost 6 months of agony.  In the first week with Effer-K the pain went down to about a 2 and by 10 days was gone. 

I have been taking the Effer-K plain (20 meq) cut in half interspersed alternately with the Citrus (25 meq) also cut in half for almost a month now with vastly improved BMs & NO pain & my labs are keeping the doctors happy.  I love this stuff & only regret that my Medicare doesn’t cover the cost, but it’s worth paying the $14 – $25 for the intestinal relief.”

After receiving Joe’s testimonial with his only regret being the cost of Effer-K, I realized in my excitement to help him get a free sample, I had forgotten to tell him about the various discount prescription drug websites that can help people save money on the cost of prescription drugs that are not covered by insurance. I was able to find Effer-K for between $9 – 19 (qty 30) on

Joe has finally found a prescription potassium supplement that is easy to swallow, does not taste awful, and does not upset his stomach. And, after I sent the coupon to him, he is happy with the cost as well.

Effer-K enabled patient with congestive heart failure to take a diuretic to control edema and avoid painful spasms and severe muscle cramping.

We received a fantastic e-mail from a patient who says that Effer-K changed his life.

Hello – I am just writing to say thank you so much. [Effer-K] changed my life. I have congestive heart Failure and was unable to control my Edema due to muscle cramping but Effer-K changed all that!

My doctor had a sample given to him and I was in serious trouble and the pills just did not work. I was taking 2 -20mg horse pills with a diuretic each day but could not maintain the regiment due to muscle spasms. I believe this product enabled me to take a daily diuretic and saved me from a heart attack. I was literally on the brink of calling 911 – I could not breathe due to fluid buildup and the Effer-K enabled me to take the diuretic without painful spasms and severe muscle cramping.

Anyone taking the huge pills would prefer Effer-K and it is more readily absorbed by the body. I can now take 1 -20 mEq Effer-K where 2-20mg pills did not even work. My cardiologist never heard of it. I am lucky my primary care doctor had this given to him.

No BS, it changed my life and I am sure there are lots more folks that could benefit from this.

– Bill

Thanks, Bill for the feedback. We are so happy to hear that Effer-K has made a difference in your life.

Mother of 9 Year Old Finds Relief with Effer-K for Daughter’s Hypokalemia from Diuretic

We recently heard the following story from a mother of a child who could not tolerate large potassium tablets.  Effer-K has been the perfect solution.

My daughter, age 9, was put on potassium pills due to a daily diuretic.  It became a daily struggle to  get her to take her large potassium pills that tasted awful, and she needed four a day.  My pharmacist told me about Effer-K® and that it dissolved in liquid and her dose came in two flavors. My daughter tried it and now takes it twice a day by putting in orange juice,  iced tea or any sweet drink. It has taken the sting out of taking her potassium.

Because of it’s low cost (it is actually less than my co-pay for the generic potassium pills) and it’s effectiveness – Effer-K has become a perfect solution for me and my daughter.

Thank you!!!

Joy A.

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