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

What is Potassium Bicarbonate?

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• 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.

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

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

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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 chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Gas.

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