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   K Effervescent

K Effervescent
Potassium Supplement Efferv-Po


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. K Effervescent is used to treat or prevent low potassium blood levels.

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K-Lyte, Potassium, Klor-Con/ef, Potassium Bicarbonate, K+care Et, Effer-K
 
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k Effervescent
K-Lyte, Potassium, Klor-Con/ef, Potassium Bicarbonate, K+care Et, Effer-K

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. K Effervescent is used to treat or prevent low potassium blood levels.


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.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include irregular heartbeat, blood in stools, and muscle weakness.

How To Use
  • Take K Effervescent 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.
  • Take with a full glass of water (8oz or 240ml) unless your doctor directs you otherwise.

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, black stools.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Be sure your doctor knows your complete medical history especially of: kidney problems, heart disease, digestion problems, any allergies.
  • K Effervescent 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
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take: water pills (diuretics such as furosemide or amiloride), ACE inhibitors (e.g., lisinopril), digoxin, salt substitutes containing potassium.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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