1. FAQs
  2. PreCardix®
  3. Side Effects and Contraindications

Does PreCardix® increase potassium levels?

PreCardix® has not been found to increase potassium levels. In the clinical trial, serum potassium levels were measured at baseline and at 8 weeks in all study participants. There was no clinically significant difference between potassium levels at both baseline and at 8 weeks between the placebo and treatment group. However, considering PreCardix® bioactive marine peptides' ACE-inhibiting action, caution should be taken when using PreCardix® with agents that increase serum potassium such as potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, and potassium-containing salts. Individuals using any of these combinations should have serum potassium levels monitored frequently.

Share the PreCardix® product monograph with your health care provider who can advise you on drug interactions, contra-indications and other factors related to your health to help determine if PreCardix® is appropriate for you. 

Always consult with your health care provider before making changes to your blood pressure management plan. PreCardix® does not treat, cure or prevent medical conditions. Measure and monitor blood pressure regularly. Know the signs of heart attack and stroke. Do not take PreCardix® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have renal artery stenosis, history of angioneurotic edema or shellfish allergy.