LUGOLS Lifestyle Interactions

Iodine 5%, Potassium Iodide 10%, Oral solution

Foods high in potassium

· Severity: Severe

· Notes for Consumers: Do not take Potassium Salts together with dietary salt substitutes or low salt milk products which contain potassium. Taking these can increase the level of potassium in the blood. If the potassium level is too high, you may experience muscle weakness or an abnormal heart rhythm. If you experience extreme muscle weakness, chest pain, pounding heartbeat, or an unusually fast or slow heart beat, contact your health care provider immediately. While taking Potassium-containing medicines, your prescriber may order a blood test to check the level of potassium in your blood. DO NOT take potassium-containing nutritional supplements with this medicine unless they are approved for you by your health care provider.

· Notes for Professionals: Foods, seasonings, or medicines containing high potassium or sodium content, such as dietary salt substitutes, 'low salt' milk products (which contain potassium), or tomato juice (which has high sodium content), could increase the risk of complications of hyperkalemia or sodium excess. Regularly monitor the serum potassium and/or sodium concentration in patients taking food or medications with high potassium and/or sodium content. Muscle weakness, chest pain, or an abnormal heart rhythm can indicate hyperkalemia. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, metabolic alkalosis, nausea, vomiting, and seizures can indicate sodium excess.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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