Effer-K vouchers are here!

voucher pictureAs you may recall, a few weeks ago we wrote about our new voucher program that we were implementing to streamline the process of sampling Effer-K. At that point, we were waiting for our vouchers to arrive so that we could ship them out to everyone who had requested samples. Well the vouchers have arrived and were mailed out last week! 

In fact, some practitioners may have already received their vouchers in the mail. If you have not received your vouchers but have requested samples, please watch the mail – your vouchers are on the way! We apologize for any inconvenience the wait for samples may have caused you. However, we are confident you will be pleased with the new Effer-K voucher program.

Physicians can now request both paper and digital vouchers on our website. Requesting vouchers on our website is simple and fast. Once your have created an account, simply login and choose which voucher format you prefer: printed vouchers or digital vouchers. 

If you have any questions about vouchers or if you need help requesting vouchers please contact me.


Are you or your patients getting tired of orange flavored effervescent potassium?

Are you or your patients taking effervescent potassium citrate but tired of the orange flavor?  Did you know that Effer-K is the only effervescent potassium citrate available in flavors other than orange? Effer-K 25 mEq is available in a variety of flavors: Orange (of course), Lemon Citrus and Cherry Berry. Effer-K 20 mEq is available in Orange Cream and Effer-K 10 mEq is available in Cherry Vanilla.

Do you or your patients not like any flavor at all?  Effer-K is also the only effervescent potassium citrate available in an unflavored form. Unflavored Effer-K can be dissolved in any beverage of choice.  Typically patients dissolve Effer-K in some type of juice but other beverages will work as well.  We have heard of patients who dissolve Effer-K in Coke. We even have dissolved Effer-K in Ensure (a nutrition drink) inspired by a doctor’s request. And, yes, it does dissolve.  It just takes a few minutes.

So if you are looking for an alternative to the Orange flavored potassium citrate, give Effer-K a try.   For physician or patient samples, please visit our web site.

Effer-K 25 mEq (Unflavored and Orange) now stocked in all Cardinal Health distribution centers in the U.S.!

We recently received an email from a patient (Bob) who needs to take large does of potassium (60-80 mEq daily).  To make his potassium supplementation easier and more pleasant, Bob opts to take a few doses of the Unflavored Effer-K 25 mEq each day. The unflavored tablet can be dissolved in any beverage, so every drink provides an opportunity for medicating.

Effer-K 25 mEq is available in a variety of flavors to be dissolved in water.  All flavored varieties of Effer-K are sugar free. Effer-K 25 mEq is also available in an Unflavored form which can be dissolved in a patient’s beverage of choice.   Unflavored Effer-K is sugar free and contains no artificial dyes or flavors.

Unfortunately, Bob was told by his pharmacy that they could not get the 25 mEq because the manufacturer was out of stock.  WHAAAATTTT??? We have plenty of it sitting here on our shelves.   Effer-K 25 mEq is in less demand than our more common 10 and 20 mEq strengths – but it is often preferred for patients who are taking very large doses of potassium daily.  Because of the lower demand, in the past some of the wholesale pharmacy distribution centers had not placed orders for it in the past.

Fortunately the fantastic national buyer at Cardinal Health acknowledged the need to make Effer-K 25 mEq Unflavored and Orange available at all Cardinal pharmacies and bought a case of both for each of her distribution centers throughout the United States.  And the great news for Bob is that he can now go to his local Walgreens and pick up his 25 mEq Unflavored Effer-K whenever he needs it.

Thanks a lot, Cardinal! And thank you, Bob, for bringing this issue to our attention.

Effer-K a Friend to the Calorie Watcher

Effer-K is a Friend to the Calorie Watcher

We recently had a physician from BJC Health Care ask us if Effer-K would be suitable for individuals watching their caloric intake.  This physician knew that Effer-K is a reliable means to replenish potassium levels, but what about the calories??  Fortunately, we have some good news.

Effer-K comes in three different dosages: 10, 20 and 25 mEq with a variety of 8 flavors between the three dosages. Below is a chart of all the Effer-K dosages and the corresponding number of calories.  Pretty miniscule.

Effer-K Products Calories
Effer-K 10 mEq Unflavored 2.4
Effer-K 10 mEq Cherry Vanilla 2.3
Effer-K 20 mEq Unfavored 4.8
Effer-K 20 mEq Orange Cream 4.5
Effer-K 25 mEq Unflavored 6.0
Effer-K 25 mEq Lemon Citrus 5.7
Effer-K 25 mEq Orange 5.4
Effer-K 25 mEq Cherry Berry 5.4

We try to answer all questions physicians and patients may have about Effer-K, so if there additional information we can help with, please feel free to contact us or comment on this post. We will respond and get back to you as soon as possible.

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