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Patients receiving INSPRA should be informed:
- Not to use strong CYP3A4 inhibitors, such as ketoconazole, clarithromycin, nefazodone, ritonavir, and nelfinavir.
- Not to use potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without consulting the prescribing physician.
- To call their physician if they experience dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, rapid or irregular heartbeat, lower extremity edema, or difficulty breathing.
- That periodic monitoring of blood pressure and serum potassium is important [see CONTRAINDICATIONS; WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS; and DRUG INTERACTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/3/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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