Megace and Blood potassium increased - from FDA reports


Summary

Blood potassium increased is found among people who take Megace, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zofran, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Blood potassium increased with Megace. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,740 people who have side effects when taking Megace from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 05, 2017

7,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Megace.
Among them, 139 people (1.8%) have Blood Potassium Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Megace cause Blood potassium increased?

Time on Megace when people have Blood Potassium Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Blood Potassium Increased when taking Megace *:

  • female: 27.21 %
  • male: 72.79 %

Age of people who have Blood Potassium Increased when taking Megace *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.64 %
  • 40-49: 26.36 %
  • 50-59: 8.18 %
  • 60+: 61.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 20.14%)
  • Preventive Health Care (10 people, 7.19%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (10 people, 7.19%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 5.04%)
  • Hepatic Neoplasm Malignant (7 people, 5.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zofran (54 people, 38.85%)
  • Zometa (45 people, 32.37%)
  • Protonix (45 people, 32.37%)
  • Ativan (45 people, 32.37%)
  • Folic Acid (42 people, 30.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (65 people, 46.76%)
  • Anaemia (52 people, 37.41%)
  • Dehydration (51 people, 36.69%)
  • Back Pain (51 people, 36.69%)
  • Weakness (48 people, 34.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Blood potassium increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter (latest reports from 38,402 Blood potassium increased patients).

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