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Potassium Chloride Extended Release Tablets

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Potassium Chloride Extended Release Tablets

Side Effects


One of the most severe adverse effects is hyperkalemia (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, and OVERDOSAGE). There have also been reports of upper and lower gastrointestinal conditions including obstruction, bleeding, ulceration, and perforation (see CONTRAINDICATIONS and WARNINGS). The most common adverse reactions to oral potassium salts are nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain/discomfort, and diarrhea. These symptoms are due to irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and are best managed by diluting the preparation further, taking the dose with meals or reducing the amount taken at one time.

Read the Potassium Chloride Extended Release Tablets (potassium chloride extended release tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


Potassium-sparing diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (see WARNINGS).

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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