Diltiazem hydrochloride and Low blood potassium - from FDA reports


Summary

Low blood potassium is found among people who take Diltiazem hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Low blood potassium with Diltiazem hydrochloride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,374 people who have side effects when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 28, 2017

6,374 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride.
Among them, 69 people (1.08%) have Low Blood Potassium


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diltiazem hydrochloride cause Low blood potassium?

Time on Diltiazem Hydrochloride when people have Low Blood Potassium *:

  • < 1 month: 58.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.53 %
  • 10+ years: 5.88 %

Gender of people who have Low Blood Potassium when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 59.42 %
  • male: 40.58 %

Age of people who have Low Blood Potassium when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.28 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.75 %
  • 50-59: 22.95 %
  • 60+: 59.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 24.64%)
  • Preventive Health Care (8 people, 11.59%)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (6 people, 8.70%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (5 people, 7.25%)
  • Kidney Transplant (5 people, 7.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (8 people, 11.59%)
  • Furosemide (6 people, 8.70%)
  • Simvastatin (5 people, 7.25%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 7.25%)
  • Myfortic (5 people, 7.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arrhythmias (14 people, 20.29%)
  • Hypotension (13 people, 18.84%)
  • Hyponatremia (13 people, 18.84%)
  • Fever (12 people, 17.39%)
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (12 people, 17.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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