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Should I let my doctor know I am taking potassium supplement?

Yes, you should only take potassium supplements under the direction of your doctor. Some forms of potassium supplementation require a doctor's prescription. Even if an over-the-counter formulation is used, your doctor will still need to monitor your potassium levels with laboratory tests over time.

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