Potassium Chloride

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Packet • 20mEq • 1 count

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (poe TASS i um KLOOR ide) is a potassium supplement used to prevent and to treat low potassium. Potassium is important for the heart, muscles, and nerves. Too much or too little potassium in the body can cause serious problems.

How should you use this medication?
Take this drug by mouth with a glass of water. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Take it with food. Do not cut, crush, chew, or suck this drug. Swallow the capsules whole. You may open the capsule and put the contents in a teaspoon of soft food, such as applesauce or pudding. Do not add to hot foods. Swallow the mixture right away. Do not chew the mixture. Drink a glass of water or juice after taking the mixture. Keep taking this medicine unless your health care provider tells you to stop. Talk to your health care provider about the use of this drug in children. Special care may be needed.

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 like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
black, tarry stools
breathing problems
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
low blood pressure
numbness or tingling in hands or feet
pain when swallowing
unusually weak or tired
weakness, heaviness of legs Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
nausea, vomiting
stomach pain

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
certain medicines for stomach problems like atropine; difenoxin and glycopyrrolate
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
salt substitutes

Weight 1 kg



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