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Review: could Magnesium sulfate cause Hyperkalemia?

Summary: Hyperkalemia could be caused by Magnesium sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Prophylaxis.

We study 7,037 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 108 have Hyperkalemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hyperkalemia and more.

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Magnesium sulfate

Magnesium sulfate (latest outcomes from 7,278 users) has active ingredients of magnesium sulfate. It is often used in migraine.

Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney) (latest reports from 187,591 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 7,037 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium sulfate. Among them, 108 people (1.53%) have Hyperkalemia. They amount to 0.06% of all the 187,521 people who have Hyperkalemia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hyperkalemia in Magnesium sulfate reports

Time on Magnesium sulfate when people have Hyperkalemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hyperkalemia41.67%8.33%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%

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

FemaleMale
Hyperkalemia65.45%34.55%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hyperkalemia1.03%4.12%1.03%9.28%7.22%14.43%15.46%47.42%

Severity of Hyperkalemia when taking Magnesium sulfate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hyperkalemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (15 people, 13.89%)
  2. Hypertension (15 people, 13.89%)
  3. Constipation (10 people, 9.26%)
  4. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (9 people, 8.33%)
  5. Pain (7 people, 6.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (29 people, 26.85%)
  2. Potassium chloride (28 people, 25.93%)
  3. Acetaminophen (23 people, 21.30%)
  4. Famotidine (22 people, 20.37%)
  5. Morphine (21 people, 19.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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