Potassigel [comparable to Renakare] is a medication that is used in dogs and cats that require supplementation with potassium.Add this item to your cart:
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Dosage and Administration:
Read and follow the prescription label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
This medication should be given with food to reduce stomach upset.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs.
Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Baseline blood work is recommended to assess your pet's general health before starting this medication.
Periodic blood work to monitor its effects on the body is also advised as long term therapy is often necessary.
Dose adjustments may be made based upon these results and an assessment of how your dog or cat is responding clinically. Call ahead for refills. Ideally, give this medication at the same times daily.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Potassium gluconate should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
This medication can affect the gastrointestinal system causing decreased appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects may be reduced by giving this medication with food This medication can cause high potassium levels which may result in vomiting, muscle weakness, abnormal heart rates and rhythm If these symptoms persist or you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
Yes, but possible interactions may occur when giving potassium gluconate in conjunction with: angiotensin converting enzyme ACE inhibitors ex. benazepril and enalapril, digoxin, glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories ex. acetaminophen, deracoxib, carprofen, ibuprofen, meloxicam, and spironolactone Drugs other than those listed may also interact with potassium gluconate Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.