Slow-k Tablets Pack of 100
Slow-k Tablets Pack of 100
Slow-K belongs to a group of medicines called potassium supplements.Slow-K contains potassium and is used to treat or prevent low levels of potassium in your body. Slow-K tablets are modified release tablets which means that the potassium is released slowly from the tablet.Whilst on this medicine your doctor will want to measure your blood levels of potassium on a regular basis.
Always take Slow-K exactly as your doctor has told you to. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.The usual dose is 2 to 3 tablets a day. Your doctor will decide when and how to treat you with Slow-K. Your doctor may tell you to take up to 12 tablets a day.The tablets should not all be taken at once but spread out during the day and taken with your meals.Take your tablets with fluid during a meal and whilst sitting upright.Swallow them whole.Do not break or chew them. This is important as the tablets release potassium slowly. If you chew the tablets, this could damage the tablet and let the potassium out too quickly and this could cause stomach problems.What to do if you take more Slow-K than you shouldIf you accidentally take too many tablets, or someone else takes your medicine, you should tell your doctor at once or contact your nearest accident and emergency department. Show any left-over medicines or the empty packet to the doctor.If you forget to take Slow-KDo not worry. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time to take the next dose. Do not take a double dose. Then go on as before.
Do not worry. Like all medicines, Slow-K can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Side effects with Slow-K are rare (affect less than 1 person in 1000).If you get any of the following tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately as they may tell you to stop taking Slow-K:severe sickness (feeling sick or being sick)trapped wind or indigestionsevere stomach painsdiarrhoea.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you think you have any of these or other problems with Slow-K.Other rare side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 1000):high blood levels of potassium (which can cause an abnormal heartbeat)itching and skin rashes (nettle rash).Very rare side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 10 000):blood in your urinecoughing up blood (however small the amount)blood in your vomitblack stools.If any of the side effects gets worse, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.5. How
The active ingredient in this medicine is potassium chloride.The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol, gelatin, magnesium stearate, acacia, titanium dioxide (E171), talc, sucrose, red and yellow iron oxides (E172) and carnauba wax.