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Generic Name: Potassium Bicarbonate Tablets (poe-TAS-ee-um bi-CAR-bon-ate)
Brand Name: Quick-K
Quick-K is used for:
Preventing or treating low blood potassium levels when the amount of potassium in the diet is inadequate. It may also be used to treat low potassium levels caused by some diseases, severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting or diarrhea, certain medicines (eg, corticosteroids, diuretics), surgery, or other conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Quick-K is an electrolyte. It works by providing potassium when you have low levels of potassium in your blood.
Do NOT use Quick-K if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Quick-K :
Some medical conditions may interact with Quick-K . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Quick-K . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Quick-K may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Quick-K :
Use Quick-K as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Quick-K .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Quick-K :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include abnormal skin sensations of the arms and legs; bloody stools; confusion; heaviness of limbs; listlessness; slow or irregular heartbeat; slowed breathing rate; stopping of the heart.Proper storage of Quick-K :
Store Quick-K at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Quick-K out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Quick-K . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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