How Do I Take Potassium and Magnesium Supplements?
Take potassium and magnesium supplements right after meals or with food. Follow the label on how often to take it. The number of doses you take each day, the time between doses, and how long you take it will depend on which medicines you were prescribed and your condition.
What Are the Side Effects of Potassium and Magnesium Supplements?
Possible side effects of potassium and magnesium supplements include:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. If these side effects continue, call your doctor. If you take controlled-release tablets or capsules and have severe vomiting, vomit blood, or have abdominal pain or swelling, stop taking the medication and call your doctor right away.
You should also call your doctor if you have:
Should I Avoid Certain Foods or Drugs While Taking Potassium and Magnesium?
If you are taking magnesium or potassium supplements, let your doctor know if:
Other Guidelines for Taking Potassium and Magnesium
While taking potassium or magnesium, have your blood pressure checked regularly as advised by your doctor.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the lab so that they can see how you're responding to the supplements. Blood tests might be done to help monitor the level and decide on the dose.