This medication is used to treat or prevent low potassium levels in the body by increasing the amount of potassium in the body.
Some side effects include stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting
The symptoms of high potassium levels in your blood include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Before starting on this medication, inform your healthcare professional if you:
Do not use salt substitutes or consume low-sodium food products unless your doctor has advised you to do so, as these products may contain potassium. Check the labels carefully on all low-sodium food products before consuming.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
Throw away all expired medications.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing it into the rubbish chute or bin.