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Potassium - Dosage and How to Use

How should Potassium be used?

  • ​Take this medication as prescribed by your healthcare professional
  • Do not stop taking your medications without checking with your healthcare professional
  • This medication must be taken with or after food
  • For Tablets:
    • Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water or other liquids
    • Do not crush, chew or suck the tablet (as it is meant to provide a slow release of the medication into your body over time)
  • For Mixtures:
    • Dilute the mixture before drinking

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​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.

What should I do if I overdose?

Potassium - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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