Review: could Diltiazem Hydrochloride cause Low Blood Potassium?


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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hypertension . We study 6,059 people who have side effects while taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Low blood potassium. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood potassium and more.

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Diltiazem Hydrochloride

Diltiazem hydrochloride has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Diltiazem hydrochloride 7,374 users)

Low Blood Potassium

Low blood potassium has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 33,531 Low blood potassium patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

6,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride.
Among them, 50 people (0.83%) 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: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

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

  • female: 74 %
  • male: 26 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.44 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.22 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 13.33 %
  • 60+: 68.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (11 people, 22.00%)
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia (3 people, 6.00%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (3 people, 6.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (3 people, 6.00%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (3 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (5 people, 10.00%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 10.00%)
  • Furosemide (5 people, 10.00%)
  • Ursodeoxycholic Acid (4 people, 8.00%)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt (4 people, 8.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hyponatraemia (10 people, 20.00%)
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (10 people, 20.00%)
  • Torsade De Pointes (8 people, 16.00%)
  • Malaise (8 people, 16.00%)
  • Fall (8 people, 16.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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