potassium-sodium acid phosphate-oral 700-305MG, K-Phos No.2 (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, loose stools or headache may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fluid retention, convulsions, unusual weakness, mental confusion, dizziness, muscle cramps, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, breathing trouble, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet. When this medication is started, there is a chance an old kidney stone may be passed. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: kidney problems, heart disease, liver disease, Addison's disease, high blood pressure, allergies (especially drug allergies), a sodium (salt) restricted diet or use a salt substitute. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: aspirin, water pills, potassium supplements, salt substitutes, antacids, steroids or medication for high blood pressure. Avoid antacids when using this medication because they may prevent its absorption. If necessary, space dosing of the medication and the antacid as far apart as possible. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

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