Potassium Salts injection
What is this medicine?
POTASSIUM (poe TASS i um) is a natural salt that is important for the heart, muscles, and nerves. Too much or too little potassium in the body can cause serious problems. This medicine is used to treat low potassium.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
low blood pressure
numbness or tingling in hands or feet
unusually weak or tired
weakness, heaviness of legs
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
sodium polystyrene sulfonate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
medicines for cold or allergies
medicines for Parkinson's disease
medicines for the stomach like metoclopramide, dicyclomine, glycopyrrolate
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
other potassium supplements
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high levels of potassium in the blood
an unusual or allergic reaction to potassium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 17, 2018