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Review: could Multiple myeloma cause Low blood potassium?

Summary: Low blood potassium could be caused by Multiple myeloma, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Dexamethasone.

We study 56,676 people who have Multiple myeloma from FDA and social media. Among them, 634 have Low blood potassium (Hypokalemia). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma (latest reports from 133,494 patients) is typically treated by Revlimid, Velcade, Dexamethasone, Thalomid, Zometa, Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate.

Low blood potassium

Low blood potassium (low potassium) (latest reports from 179,220 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 56,672 people who have multiple myeloma are studied. Among them, 634 (1.12%) have Low Blood Potassium. They amount to 0.35% of all the 178,866 people who have Low Blood Potassium on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low blood potassium in multiple myeloma reports

Gender of people who have multiple myeloma and experienced Low blood potassium * :

FemaleMale
Low blood potassium66.38%33.62%

Age of people who have multiple myeloma and experienced Low blood potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood potassium0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.13%14.49%24.93%58.55%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (122 people, 19.24%)
  2. Prophylaxis (116 people, 18.30%)
  3. Pain (75 people, 11.83%)
  4. Anaemia (47 people, 7.41%)
  5. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (40 people, 6.31%)
  6. Pyrexia (39 people, 6.15%)
  7. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (34 people, 5.36%)
  8. Hypercalcaemia (32 people, 5.05%)
  9. Sarcoidosis (30 people, 4.73%)
  10. Limb discomfort (22 people, 3.47%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Dexamethasone (580 people, 91.48%)
  2. Zometa (534 people, 84.23%)
  3. Revlimid (425 people, 67.03%)
  4. Velcade (391 people, 61.67%)
  5. Aspirin (385 people, 60.73%)
  6. Aredia (355 people, 55.99%)
  7. Decadron (237 people, 37.38%)
  8. Oxycontin (212 people, 33.44%)
  9. Lasix (195 people, 30.76%)
  10. Diflucan (190 people, 29.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Within 1 month of taking bladder control medication diagnosed with high blood pressure.Switched to Detrol LA but blood pressure was still high. Have been taking blood pressure medicene 4 months. Labwork came back last week showing slightly low level of potassium. Labs are to be rechecked for potassium and magnessium.Could bladder control medications cause the low potassium,then the low potassium cause the high blood pressure? Can I use the over the counter oxytrol with the low potassium, high blood, pressure, and evista?

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