Review: could Megace cause Blood potassium increased?
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 (latest outcomes from 6,038 users) has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased.
Blood potassium increased
Blood potassium increased (damage to or disease of the kidney) (latest reports from 188,467 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 5,985 people reported to have side effects when taking Megace. Among them, 119 people (1.99%) have Blood Potassium Increased. They amount to 0.06% of all the 188,453 people who have Blood Potassium Increased on eHealthMe.
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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From this study (3 weeks ago):
I eat a diet of salads and 6oc of beef or chicken or fish,I may eat that 3 times a day I just don't understand why my potassium is hi. I eat a lots of salads could that be the reason
From this study (1 month ago):
potassium levels between 5.7 and 5.9 for last 4 weeks.
From this study (2 months ago):
I am a left donor, I Have HBP and H Cholesterol I am 80 yrs. old My Potassium level is 5.7 it normally is between 4,7 and 4.9 . I am wondering if the Medication I'm taking could be causing the elevation in Potassium?
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