potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Effervescent Potassium/Chloride, K-Lyte/Cl)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Effervescent Potassium/Chloride, K-Lyte/Cl)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include heavy feeling in your arms or legs, confusion, weak or shallow breathing, slow or uneven heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), or feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride (Effervescent Potassium/Chloride, K-Lyte/Cl)?
Avoid lying down for at least 30 minutes after you take this medication.
Avoid taking potassium supplements or using other products that contain potassium without first asking your doctor. Salt substitutes or low-salt dietary products often contain potassium. If you take certain products together you may accidentally get too much potassium. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains potassium.
What other drugs will affect potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride (Effervescent Potassium/Chloride, K-Lyte/Cl)?
The following drugs can interact with potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride.
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