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GENERIC NAME: POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENTS - INJECTION (poh-TASS-ee-um)

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USES: Potassium supplements are used to prevent or treat low potassium blood levels caused by diuretics (water pills), poor diet or illness. Symptoms of low potassium include fatigue, weakness, muscle twitching or cramps, dry mouth and excessive thirst.

HOW TO USE: This medication must be administered intravenously and diluted in a proper solution.

SIDE EFFECTS: 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. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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