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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.
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.