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Who should not take potassium chloride?

Only your doctor can decide whether you are a candidate for supplementation with potassium chloride. People with certain medical conditions should not take potassium supplements at all. If you have ever suffered an allergic reaction to any medication, tell your doctor before starting treatment. If you have hyperkalemia - high levels of potassium in the blood - you shouldn't take potassium chloride. You should also not take potassium chloride if you have Addison's disease or kidney failure, as potassium affects kidney function. If you are seriously dehydrated or if you're taking a potassium-sparing diuretic, like spironoloctone, or any other drug containing potassium you should consult your doctor because this combination of drugs may cause dangerous hyperkalemia (increased levels of potassium). If you are sensitive to products that contain aspirin or tartrazine, you may need to avoid potassium supplementation. Certain disorders of the digestive tract and cardiovascular disorders might also prevent you from being able to take potassium chloride. Consult your doctor before taking potassium chloride if pregnant or breastfeeding.

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