Review: could Megace cause Blood potassium increased (Hyperkalemia)?
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 Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 5,985 people who have side effects while taking Megace from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 have Blood potassium increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood potassium increased and more.
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Megace has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased. (latest outcomes from 6,038 Megace users)
Blood potassium increased
Blood potassium increased (damage to or disease of the kidney) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure. (latest reports from 26,143 Blood potassium increased patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 5,985 people reported to have side effects when taking Megace. Among them, 119 people (1.99%) have Blood Potassium Increased.
Time on Megace when people have Blood potassium increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Blood potassium increased||71.43%||0.00%||0.00%||28.57%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Blood potassium increased when taking Megace * :
|Blood potassium increased||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.80%||30.84%||4.67%||61.68% |
Severity of Blood potassium increased when taking Megace ** :
How people recovered from Blood potassium increased ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (24 people, 20.17%)
- Decreased appetite (13 people, 10.92%)
- Prophylaxis (9 people, 7.56%)
- Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (8 people, 6.72%)
- Anaemia megaloblastic (8 people, 6.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (48 people, 40.34%)
- Zofran (44 people, 36.97%)
- Protonix (41 people, 34.45%)
- Ativan (40 people, 33.61%)
- Zometa (40 people, 33.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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One full year of Interferon treatment for Hep-C 2005-2006, onset of Graves Disease during treatment, R-131 thyroid ablation. post-chemo-musculo-skeletal-myalgia ongoing since 2005. Anemia during treatment addressed with Epogen shots weekly. After successful treatment for Hep-C on set of numerous medical conditions. Daily nausea, daily vomitting, no appetite, unable to forcefeed myself un late evening. Consume 500 calories or less per day and contiue to gain weight. Metabolism seems at standstill, fatigue, brain fog, no energy. Lower Lumber injury from over 20 years ago flaired. Was receiving spinal epidurals until deemed no longer effective treatment 7 months ago since they only lasted 10-14 days, leaving me in severe chronic pain. Quality of life is very poor. Doc just prescribed Magestrol Acetate to hopefully help me regain appetite to begin eating small meals throughout the day to help jumpstart my metabolism so I may get some energy back and loose the 25 extra lbs all gained in my mid section. Have never had weight issues in my life. I want my quality of life to return to similiar level I enjoyed all my life. Some days I can't even crawl out bed. Sit-up or even stand or walk. I'm on SSI with Medicaid so my treatment options are very limited.Any knowledge of thyroid meds taken with Magestrol Acetate. Any help appreciate grately!
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