potassium iodide-ephedrine expectorant, Kie
GENERIC NAME: POTASSIUM IODIDE/EPHEDRINE EXPECTORANT (poh-TASS-ee-um EYE-oh-dyed/eff-ED-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Kie
USES: This medication is used to treat symptoms associated with colds, allergies, sinus infections or other respiratory illnesses.
HOW TO USE: Take this by mouth as directed with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water, unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Take this with meals or a snack to reduce stomach upset. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed since your condition will not improve any faster but the risk of side effects will be increased.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset or anxiety may occur. If any of these effects continue or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, leg weakness, rapid or irregular pulse, skin rash, itching, difficulty urinating, metallic taste, swelling tongue or throat, vomiting, mental confusion, tremors. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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