Potassium 99 Shiba


Each f/c tablet contains : Potassium chloride equivalent to Potassium 99 mg.
Potassium 99 Shiba (Potassium) is a dietary supplement used to treat or prevent the low levels of Potassium in the blood.
Potassium is a very important mineral for the body, as it is responsible for a lot of important functions in the body especially
heartbeat and maintains the balance of the electrolyte between outside and inside the cell. It also plays an important role in
neurotransmitters function and muscle contractions. Also, taking Potassium plays a role in reducing the effect of aging on the
bone and helps the muscles and nerves to function properly.
All cases of low blood level of potassium (hypokalemia) which is a result of :
- Treatment with nonpotassium-sparing diuretics ( e.g. furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide).
- Using some medicines for the heart (such as digoxin).
- Corticosteroid or carbenoxolone sodium treatment.
- Advanced liver disease.
- Chronic kidney disease.
- Cushing's syndrome (this condition can cause muscle weakness, obesity, and brittle bones).
- Diabetic ketosis (poorly controlled diabetes, patients may feel unwell, have severe stomach pains or fruity-smelling breath)
- Renal tubular or metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the body).
- A diet low in salt or potassium.
- Potassium loss resulting from severe diarrhea, vomiting or fistulas.
- Elderly patients with deficient diets.
One tablet per day with or immediately after meal, with a glass of water or as physician directions.
- Hypersensitivity to Potassium.
- High levels of Potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia).
The physician should be consulted before use in the following cases:
- Kidney disease.
- Cirrhosis or other liver diseases.
- Adrenal gland disorder.
- Large tissue injury such as a severe burn.
- Severe dehydration.
- Diabetes.
- Heart diseases or high blood pressure.
- Bleeding or blockage in the stomach or in the intestine.
- Chronic diarrhea (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease).
Use in pregnancy and lactation
The physician should be consulted before use by pregnant and lactation women.
The physician should be consulted if the patient takes the following drugs:
NSAIDs for pain relief or rheumatism such as Aspirin or naproxen, heparin or digoxin, anticholinergic for abdominal or
stomach spasms or cramps such as atropine sulphate or hyoscine butylbromid.
Eplerenone, ACE inhibitors (such as enalapril or lisinopril), angiotensin receptor blockers (such as losartan or valsartan),
Potassium-sparing diuretics (such as spironolactone or triamterene), contraceptive pills that contain drospirenone because they
may increase Potassium level in blood.
Some adverse effects may appear like upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, flatulence or diarrhea but can be disposed of by using
the drug with meal.
Store below 30°C, in a dry place .
Potassium 99 Shiba tablets: pack of 30 tablets and hospital packs of different sizes.
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