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K-Vescent is used to prevent or treat low potassium blood levels caused by water pills (diuretics) or poor diet.
* Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
* Do not store in the bathroom.
* Don t freeze liquid forms.
* If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
* Symptoms of overdose may include irregular heartbeat, blood in stools, and muscle weakness.
How To Use
* To prevent stomach upset, take each dose with food or immediately after a meal.
* Sustained-release capsules and tablets must be swallowed whole.
* Do not crush or chew them as side effects may be increased.
* Take tablets or capsules with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water, unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
* Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking the tablet or capsule.
* The liquid and powder forms must be diluted in a full glass of cold water or juice before taking.
* Drink slowly.
* May cause diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea or vomiting the first few days as your body adjusts to the medicine.
* Inform your doctor if you develop: breathing difficulties, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the hands or feet, muscle weakness.
* If using potassium tablets or capsules, notify your doctor if the following effects occur: stomach pain, black stools.
* If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
* Be sure your doctor knows your complete medical history especially of: kidney problems, heart disease, problems with digestion, any allergies.
* K-Vescent should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
* Potassium supplements are not known to appear in breast milk.
* Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
* If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered, if you should remember within 2 hours.
* If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual schedule.
* Do not double-up the dose to catch up.
* Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take: water pills (diuretics such as furosemide or amiloride), ACE inhibitors (e.g., lisinopril), digoxin, salt substitutes containing potassium.
* Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.