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USES: Potassium plays an important role in the body. It is involved in many functions such as muscle contraction, cell development, nerve stimulation, food metabolism and is critical for normal functioning of the heart and kidneys. This medication is used to treat or prevent low potassium blood levels.

 
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Potassium plays an important role in the body. It is involved in many functions such as muscle contraction, cell development, nerve stimulation, food metabolism and is critical for normal functioning of the heart and kidneys. This medication is used to treat or prevent low potassium blood levels.
Notes
  • Good food sources of potassium include bananas, dates, prunes, raisins, avocados, apricots, watermelon, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, beans, potatoes, lentils, meats, fish and shellfish.
  • Salt substitutes contain potassium.
  • Do not use a salt substitute unless recommended by your doctor.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


How To Use
  • Take this medication as prescribed.
  • Effervescent tablets are to be dissolved in four to eight ounces of cold water or juice.
  • Stir and drink slowly.
  • Do not swallow the effervescent tablets.
  • The tablet must be dissolved completely in liquid.
  • To prevent stomach upset, take this after a meal or with food and with a full glass of water.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, nausea or diarrhea may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, irregular heartbeat, tingling of the hands or feet, breathing trouble, unusual weakness or tiredness, stomach pain or black stools while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Be sure your doctor knows your complete medical history especially if you have had kidney problems, heart disease, problems with digestion or if you have any allergies.
  • This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
  • Potassium supplements are not known to appear in breast.
  • milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered.
  • If it is near the time for the next dose, take both the missed dose and the regular scheduled dose, then resume your usual dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any medication for blood pressure or heart disease.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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