Potassium Chloride Microencapsulated Extended Release Oral Tablet 20 mEq
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- low potassium levels
- potassium replacement
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
You may break or cut the pill if necessary.
Take the medicine with a meal and some liquid.
Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Talk to your doctor before eating foods with large amounts of potassium. Potassium is often found in salt substitutes. Your doctor may want you to reduce the amount of these foods.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.
- fast or irregular heart beats
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.https://preview.meducation.com/V2.0/fdbpem/7058
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