Potassium Chloride
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Potassium Chloride?

(poe TASS ee um KLOR ide)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat low potassium levels.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If water pill is stopped, potassium will usually be stopped too. Talk with healthcare provider.

• Some forms of potassium are in a wax matrix; you may see this in stool. The potassium has been absorbed but the wax is not.

• Avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes, potassium-sparing diuretics, and potassium supplements.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or...