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SIDE EFFECTS

One of the most severe adverse effects is hyperkalemia (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, and OVERDOSAGE). There also have 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 taking the dose with meals or reducing the amount at one time.

Skin rash has been reported rarely.

Read the Slow-K (potassium chloride) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

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

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/13/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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