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Review: could Lyrica cause High blood potassium level?

Summary: High blood potassium level could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 327 have High blood potassium level. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood potassium level and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 64,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 327 people (0.51%) have High Blood Potassium Level. They amount to 0.18% of all the 183,247 people who have High Blood Potassium Level on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood potassium level in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have High blood potassium level * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood potassium level71.88%22.92%2.08%0.00%0.00%3.12%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
High blood potassium level54.34%45.66%

Age of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood potassium level0.00%0.00%0.00%1.25%0.62%9.97%15.89%72.27%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (62 people, 18.96%)
  2. Pain (45 people, 13.76%)
  3. Pain in extremity (28 people, 8.56%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (25 people, 7.65%)
  5. Neuralgia (25 people, 7.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (48 people, 14.68%)
  2. Furosemide (44 people, 13.46%)
  3. Acetaminophen (44 people, 13.46%)
  4. Aspirin (40 people, 12.23%)
  5. Omeprazole (36 people, 11.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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