Review: could Magnesium Oxide cause Hyperkalemia?


Hyperkalemia is found among people who take Magnesium Oxide, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypertension . We study 6,131 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium oxide from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Hyperkalemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hyperkalemia and more.

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Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium oxide has active ingredients of magnesium. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Magnesium oxide 6,297 users)


Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney) has been reported by people with fever, pleural effusion, hypokalemia, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 28,774 Hyperkalemia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

6,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium Oxide.
Among them, 162 people (2.64%) have Hyperkalemia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Magnesium oxide cause Hyperkalemia?

Time on Magnesium Oxide when people have Hyperkalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hyperkalemia when taking Magnesium Oxide *:

  • female: 43.79 %
  • male: 56.21 %

Age of people who have Hyperkalemia when taking Magnesium Oxide *:

  • 0-1: 0.79 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.57 %
  • 30-39: 6.3 %
  • 40-49: 17.32 %
  • 50-59: 18.9 %
  • 60+: 55.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (26 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (23 people)
  • Constipation (16 people)
  • Prophylaxis (12 people)
  • Bone Disorder (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (51 people)
  • Aspirin (39 people)
  • Zometa (37 people)
  • Lisinopril (34 people)
  • Coumadin (32 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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