Effer-K® is potassium, and all potassium supplements are inexpensive. It's cost is comparable to other solid and liquid potassium.
It depends. However, the cost of Effer-K® is occasionally below some insurance co-pays. If you have questions about insurance coverage, please contact us.
In most cases, however check with your pharmacist before taking any medication with Effer-K®.
hyperkalemia = K levels > 5.5 mEq/liter
The patient is at risk for cardiac dysrhythmias, generalized weakness, palpitations, Paralysishypokalemia = K levels < 3.5 mEq/liter.
the patient is at risk for palpitations, muscle weakness or cramping, nausea, vomiting, constipation, psychosis, delirium, hallucinations, and depression.
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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.