potassium aminobenzoate (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking potassium aminobenzoate (Potaba)?
Before using potassium aminobenzoate, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use potassium aminobenzoate, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
Potassium aminobenzoate may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether potassium aminobenzoate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take potassium aminobenzoate (Potaba)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
The oral powder and tablet forms of this medicine should be mixed with cold water or juice. Crush the tablets before dissolving them in liquid. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.
Take this medicine with a meal or snack. This will help prevent upset stomach, and will keep your blood sugar from getting too low. Tell your doctor if you are on a special diet, or if you need to schedule any other medications around your eating schedule.
Potassium aminobenzoate is usually taken 4 times each day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Store potassium aminobenzoate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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