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 . We study 6,238 people who have side effects while taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA. Among them, 63 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 33,567 Low blood potassium patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

6,238 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride.
Among them, 63 people (1.01%) 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: 53.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 26.67 %
  • 10+ years: 6.67 %

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

  • female: 63.49 %
  • male: 36.51 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.57 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.71 %
  • 50-59: 23.21 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (13 people, 20.63%)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (6 people, 9.52%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (5 people, 7.94%)
  • Preventive Health Care (4 people, 6.35%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (4 people, 6.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (8 people, 12.70%)
  • Furosemide (6 people, 9.52%)
  • Simvastatin (5 people, 7.94%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 7.94%)
  • Ibuprofen (4 people, 6.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arrhythmias (14 people, 22.22%)
  • Hypotension (13 people, 20.63%)
  • Hyponatremia (13 people, 20.63%)
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (12 people, 19.05%)
  • Fever (11 people, 17.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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