Review: could Atrovent cause Hypokalaemia?


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 13,803 people who have side effects while taking Atrovent from FDA and social media. Among them, 214 have Hypokalaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypokalaemia and more.

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Atrovent has active ingredients of ipratropium bromide. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from Atrovent 14,992 users)


Hypokalaemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, hypotension, rashes, renal failure acute (latest reports from 27,118 Hypokalaemia patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

13,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Atrovent.
Among them, 214 people (1.55%) have Hypokalaemia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atrovent cause Hypokalaemia?

Time on Atrovent when people have Hypokalaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 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: 63.85 %
  • male: 36.15 %

Age of people who have Hypokalaemia when taking Atrovent *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.55 %
  • 20-29: 0.55 %
  • 30-39: 3.85 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 17.03 %
  • 60+: 69.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (24 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (18 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people)
  • Asthma (15 people)
  • Hypertension (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (69 people)
  • Aspirin (60 people)
  • Lasix (59 people)
  • Prednisone (56 people)
  • Coumadin (56 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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