Kajos – Potassium Citrate Uses, Dose And Side Effects


Kajos 33 mg (0.85 mmol) Potassium/ml Potassium Citrate Oral Solution

What Kajos Is And What Kajos Used For?

Potassium is a mineral and an important component in the body’s cells, which, among other things, is important for the muscles and nerves to function normally. When treated with diuretics, more potassium is lost from the body than usual with the urine.

Kajos replace these potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Kajos are given to prevent potassium deficiency during treatment with diuretics, especially in combination with digitalis preparations (in certain heart diseases).

What You Need To Know Before Using Kajos?

Do Not Use Kajos:

  • If you are allergic to potassium citrate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
  • If you have kidney failure (impaired kidney function), hyperkalaemia (high potassium levels in the blood) or untreated Addison’s disease (decreased production of adrenal cortex hormones).

Warnings And Cautions:

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes (diabetes), because Kajos contains invert sugar (sugar mixture: glucose + fructose).
  • Confirmed potassium deficiency – according to a doctor’s prescription, this medicine should not be used, but instead, potassium chloride.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Heart disease.

With long-term treatment (2 weeks or longer), Kajos can harm the teeth (contains glucose and fructose). Careful oral hygiene and regular toothbrushing are therefore important.

Other Drugs And Kajos:

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take other medicines. This medicine can affect or be affected by certain medicines, such as potassium-sparing diuretics (certain types of diuretics ) and tacrolimus (medicines used to treat transplantation).

Pregnancy And Breastfeeding:

  • It is unknown if this medicine affects the fetus during pregnancy.
  • It is not known how much potassium passes into breast milk after consuming Kajos.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or plan to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving And Using Machines:

This medicine do not affect the ability to drive or operate machinery.

Kajos Contains Invert Sugar (Glucose And Fructose) And Sodium:

If your doctor has told you that you are intolerant to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine. This medicine contains 1.65 grams of fructose and glucose per 15 ml. Patients with diabetes mellitus should consider this.

It may be harmful to teeth. This medicine contains less than 1 mmol (23 mg) sodium per 15 ml, i.e., essentially ‘sodium-free.

How To Use Kajos?

  • Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
  • Your doctor will decide on a dose to suit you.
  • The recommended dose is 15-30 ml 1-2 times daily. 15 ml corresponds to 0.5 g of potassium.

If You Use Too Much Kajos:

If you have ingested too much medicine or if, e.g., a child ingested the medicine accidentally, contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center tel 112 immediately for risk assessment and advice.

Overdose symptoms can include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Tremors
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Stomach upset

In severe cases, impaired breathing and paralysis may occur.

Possible Kajos Side Effects:

At normal dosing, no side effects have been reported.

How To tore Kajos?

  • Store in a refrigerator (2 ° C-8 ° C).
  • Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the bottle after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
  • Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents Of The Pack And Other Information:

Content Declaration

  • The active substance is potassium citrate 92 mg / ml.
  • The other ingredients are invert sugar (sugar mixture: glucose + fructose), citric acid, preservatives (potassium sorbate E 202, sodium benzoate E 211), sweeteners (saccharin sodium) and water.

What The Medicine Looks Like And Contents Of The Pack?

  • The solution is clear and pale yellow.
  • 500 ml glass bottle.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

Meda AB

Box 906

170 09 Solna

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