Review: could Cipro cause Hyperkalemia?


Hyperkalemia is found among people who take Cipro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 14,474 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 131 have Hyperkalemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hyperkalemia and more.

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Cipro has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Cipro 16,347 users)


Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney) has been reported by people with fever, pleural effusion, hypokalemia, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 28,774 Hyperkalemia patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

14,474 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro.
Among them, 131 people (0.91%) have Hyperkalemia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cipro cause Hyperkalemia?

Time on Cipro when people have Hyperkalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 91.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hyperkalemia when taking Cipro *:

  • female: 60.31 %
  • male: 39.69 %

Age of people who have Hyperkalemia when taking Cipro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.84 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.68 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 59.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (12 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (11 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia (9 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (8 people)
  • Micturition Urgency (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (53 people)
  • Digoxin (33 people)
  • Prednisone (31 people)
  • Aspirin (29 people)
  • Ativan (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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