How should you use this medication?
Take this medicine by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Take it with food. Place the dose in a glass of water or juice (4 ounces). Drink the mixture right away. Use a specially marked oral syringe, spoon, or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Keep taking it unless your health care provider tells you to stop. Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. While it may be prescribed for children as young as newborns for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions (skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
heartburn (burning feeling in chest, often after eating or when lying down)
high potassium levels (muscle weakness, fast or irregular heartbeat)
low blood pressure (dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, blurry vision)
pain, tingling, or numbness in lips, hands, or feet
stomach bleeding (bloody or black, tar-like stools, vomiting blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds)
trouble breathing Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain diuretics such as spironolactone, triamterene
sodium polystyrene sulfonate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain medicines for blood pressure or heart disease like lisinopril, losartan, quinapril, valsartan
medicines that lower your chance of fighting infection such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
other potassium supplements