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Potassium Chloride Side Effects and Warnings

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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 chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Fast heartbeat.

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Weakness, numbness, or tingling.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe diarrhea.

• Black, tarry, or bloody stools.

• Unusual bruising or bleeding.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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