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Review: could Diltiazem hydrochloride cause Low blood potassium (Hypokalemia)?

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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Potassium chloride, and have High blood pressure.

We study 6,069 people who have side effects while taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 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 6,573 Diltiazem hydrochloride users)

Low blood potassium

Low blood potassium (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 24,885 Low blood potassium patients)

On Apr, 15, 2015: 6,069 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride. Among them, 60 people (0.99%) have Low Blood Potassium.

Trend of Low blood potassium in Diltiazem hydrochloride reports

Time on Diltiazem hydrochloride when people have Low blood potassium * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood potassium20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%40.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Low blood potassium when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride * :

Low blood potassium70.31%29.69%

Age of people who have Low blood potassium when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride * :

Low blood potassium0.00%0.00%1.61%0.00%0.00%8.06%19.35%70.97%

Severity of Low blood potassium when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride ** :


How people recovered from Low blood potassium ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (12 people, 20.00%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (4 people, 6.67%)
  3. Ventricular arrhythmia (3 people, 5.00%)
  4. Aplastic anaemia (2 people, 3.33%)
  5. Prophylaxis (2 people, 3.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Potassium chloride (9 people, 15.00%)
  2. Furosemide (7 people, 11.67%)
  3. Cordarone (6 people, 10.00%)
  4. Nitroglycerin (5 people, 8.33%)
  5. Diltiazem (5 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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