potassium aminobenzoate (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Potaba)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Be sure to take the medicine with food. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Potaba)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of potassium aminobenzoate is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms, but you may have low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar include hunger, headache, confusion, irritability, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, tremors, sweating, and fast heartbeat. If blood sugar gets too low, you may have seizure (convulsions), fainting, or coma (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal).
What should I avoid while taking potassium aminobenzoate (Potaba)?
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking potassium aminobenzoate. Alcohol can lower your blood sugar.
What other drugs will affect potassium aminobenzoate (Potaba)?
Before using potassium aminobenzoate, tell your doctor if you are using a sulfa antibiotic such as:
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use potassium aminobenzoate, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect potassium aminobenzoate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about potassium aminobenzoate written for health professionals that you may read.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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