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Who should not take potassium chloride extended release tablets?

Do not take potassium chloride extended release tablets if you have high potassium levels, are taking eplerenone or sodium polystyrene sulfonate or have difficulty releasing potassium from the body. Certain disorders of the digestive tract, kidneys and heart might also prevent you from taking potassium chloride. Potassium is ideally obtained from a well-balanced diet, but if supplementation is needed, tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications you are taking before beginning treatment to avoid interactions. Although potassium chloride is not thought to harm unborn children or pass to infants via breast milk, use caution in taking potassium chloride extended release tablets if you are pregnant or nursing and doctor will need to monitor you.

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