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What are the side effects of potassium acetate?

Potassium acetate, if not properly administered and monitored, could lead to potassium intoxication. If you become intoxicated, you may experience weakness, mental confusion, tingling in the hands and feet, heart arrhythmias (irregular beats), low blood pressure, heart blocks, abnormal electrocardiographic (EKG) changes and cardiac arrest. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any such side effects. You might also experience less serious side effects, including upset stomach, nausea and vomiting.
 

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