You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Potassium Chloride, Klor-Con or K-Tab. Learn more about Potassium Chloride and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Potassium Chloride
Brand name: Klor-Con, K-Tab, others
Typical dosage: 20meq
Typical type: Tablet1
Potassium chloride is a supplement to help treat low potassium levels. It is available as a brand name or as a generic and comes as a variety of different dosage forms, typically as a tablet.
Potassium chloride is used to treat low potassium levels. Brand name equivalents of potassium chloride include Klor-Con, K-Tab and Micro-K, among others.
Potassium is a very important element that helps the heart, brain and muscles work properly.
Potassium doses are typically divided throughout the day to avoid stomach upset. The most common side effects include upset stomach, diarrhea and gas.
How much does Potassium Chloride cost with Medicare?
Potassium Chloride coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Potassium Chloride?
According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Potassium Chloride in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Potassium Chloride include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Potassium Chloride. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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Potassium chloride should be taken with food and a full glass of water.
Talk to your doctor if you experience signs of high potassium levels including an abnormal heartbeat, inability to think clearly, weakness, lightheadedness or dizziness, numbness, tingling or shortness of breath.
Also contact your doctor if you have any signs of extreme stomach problems including black, tarry or bloody stools or intense stomach pain, constipation or diarrhea.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Potassium Chloride. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Potassium-Chloride/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more