- potassium chloride
- potassium bicarbonate
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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Sando-K Effervescent Tablets
Potassium Chloride, Potassium Bicarbonate
The name of your medicine is Sando-K Effervescent Tablets and will be referred to as Sando-K throughout the rest of this leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
In this leaflet:
1. What Sando-K is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Sando-K
3. How to take Sando-K
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Sando-K
6. Further information
1 WHAT SANDO-K IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Sando-K contains the active ingredients potassium chloride and potassium bicarbonate.
Sando-K is used for prevention and treatment of low potassium levels.
2 BEFORE YOU TAKE SANDO-K
Do not take Sando-K if you
Take special care with Sando-K if you
Each tablet contains 470mg Potassium (12mmol). This should be taken into consideration if you have reduced kidney function.
Please tell your doctor if any of the above applies to you.
Periodic blood tests and electrocardiograph (ECG) should be performed whilst you are taking Sando-K.
Taking other medicines
You should tell your doctor if you are taking or have taken any medicines, including those obtained without a prescription. In particular, the following medicines may interact with Sando-K:
It may still be all right for you to be given Sando-K and your doctor will be able to decide what is suitable for you.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding and your doctor will decide if it is ok for you to be given Sando-K tablets.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Sando-K should have no effect on your ability to drive or use machines.
3 HOW TO TAKE SANDO-K
Always take Sando-K exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is:
Adults and children
2-4 tablets per day dissolved in ⅓ to ½ a glass of water. Can be taken at meal times.
For severe low potassium: larger doses (8-16 tablets per day) may be given.
If you take more Sando-K than you should
Go to the nearest casualty department or contact your doctor immediately. Take your tablet container with you.
If you forget to take Sando-K
If you miss a dose, take one as soon as you can.
If you have missed several doses, tell your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Sando-K can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are very rare.
Tell your doctor straight away if you get:
If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5 HOW TO STORE SANDO-K
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use the drug after the date indicated on the carton.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original container.
Keep the container tightly closed.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer needed.
These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 FURTHER INFORMATION
What Sando-K contains
The active substances are potassium chloride and potassium bicarbonate.
Each tablet contains the equivalent of 0.6g potassium chloride and 0.4g potassium bicarbonate.
The other ingredients are:
Dioctyle sodium sulfosuccinate, colloidal anhydrous silica, talc (acid washed), sodium saccharin, icing sugar, pulverised sugar, citric acid anhydrous, polyethylene glycol 4000 and purified water.
What Sando-K looks like and contents of the pack
The tablets are flat, white and effervescent and are available in polypropylene (plastic) tubes of 20 effervescent tablets with a silica gel desicant capsule.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:
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