94% of the body's Potassium is stored inside the cells. Potassium contributes to:
- normal functioning of the nervous system
- normal muscle function
- maintenance of normal blood pressure
Do not chew or suck on a potassium tablet. It can irritate your mouth or throat. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass (at least 8 ounces) of water. You should not take potassium gluconate if you have problems with your esophagus, stomach, or intestines that make it difficult for you to swallow or digest pills. Before using potassium gluconate, tell your doctor. Do not take if allergic.