Could Atrovent cause Hypokalaemia - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypokalaemia is found among people who take Atrovent, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Albuterol, and have Pain . We study 17,407 people who have side effects while taking Atrovent from FDA. Among them, 232 have Hypokalaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypokalaemia and more.

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Atrovent

Atrovent has active ingredients of ipratropium bromide. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from Atrovent 17,551 users)

Hypokalaemia

Hypokalaemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 33,558 Hypokalaemia patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

17,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Atrovent.
Among them, 232 people (1.33%) have Hypokalaemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atrovent cause Hypokalaemia?

Time on Atrovent when people have Hypokalaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 88.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypokalaemia when taking Atrovent *:

  • female: 64.5 %
  • male: 35.5 %

Age of people who have Hypokalaemia when taking Atrovent *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 0.52 %
  • 30-39: 4.12 %
  • 40-49: 7.73 %
  • 50-59: 18.56 %
  • 60+: 67.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (25 people, 10.78%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 7.76%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (18 people, 7.76%)
  • Asthma (16 people, 6.90%)
  • High Blood Pressure (12 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (71 people, 30.60%)
  • Lasix (64 people, 27.59%)
  • Aspirin (60 people, 25.86%)
  • Prednisone (57 people, 24.57%)
  • Coumadin (56 people, 24.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (69 people, 29.74%)
  • Pain (68 people, 29.31%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (67 people, 28.88%)
  • Hypotension (60 people, 25.86%)
  • Weight Decreased (59 people, 25.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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