Diltiazem hydrochloride and Low blood potassium - from FDA reports
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 Preventive health care. This review analyzes which people have Low blood potassium with Diltiazem hydrochloride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,475 people who have side effects when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
6,475 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride.
Among them, 71 people (1.1%) have Low blood potassium
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 57.75 %
- male: 42.25 %
Age of people who have Low blood potassium when taking Diltiazem hydrochloride *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 3.17 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 17.46 %
- 50-59: 22.22 %
- 60+: 57.14 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Preventive Health Care (10 people, 14.08%)
- Kidney Transplant (7 people, 9.86%)
- Intentional Self-Injury (6 people, 8.45%)
- Supplementation Therapy (5 people, 7.04%)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (5 people, 7.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (8 people, 11.27%)
- Myfortic (7 people, 9.86%)
- Furosemide (6 people, 8.45%)
- Sulfamethoxazole (5 people, 7.04%)
- Simvastatin (5 people, 7.04%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Hypotension (13 people, 18.31%)
- Hyponatremia (13 people, 18.31%)
- Fever (13 people, 18.31%)
- Bradycardia (13 people, 18.31%)
- Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (12 people, 16.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I take Diltiazem 240MG once / day. I have noticed over the past 6 months or so that I experience an irregular heartbeat that occurs after an episode of tachycardia. This usually subsides after an hour or two. My latest bout of irregular heartbeat has now been going on for almost 3 days. Has ...
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User reviews to the study
Hi--I'm new here. I have had hypokalemia for a couple of yrs now and my primary care physician just keeps upping my dose of potassium. Finally, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired--complete with the heart palpitations and cramping so badly that from time to time I can't even walk to ...
Hi! I've been taking Diltiazem for 2 weeks now and noticed some swelling in my ankles and feet. Should I be concerned? It's Friday and to late to call my Dr. And want to make sure I'll be ok till Monday. Thanks!
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