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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

Megace has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased. (latest outcomes from Megace 6,038 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 Blood potassium increased 26,135 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 5,985 people reported to have side effects when taking Megace. Among them, 119 people (1.99%) have Blood Potassium Increased.

Trend of Blood potassium increased in Megace reports

Time on Megace when people have Blood potassium increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood potassium increased71.43%0.00%0.00%28.57%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Blood potassium increased when taking Megace * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood potassium increased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.80%30.84%4.67%61.68%

Severity of Blood potassium increased when taking Megace ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blood potassium increased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (24 people, 20.17%)
  2. Decreased appetite (13 people, 10.92%)
  3. Prophylaxis (9 people, 7.56%)
  4. Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (8 people, 6.72%)
  5. Anaemia megaloblastic (8 people, 6.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (48 people, 40.34%)
  2. Zofran (44 people, 36.97%)
  3. Protonix (41 people, 34.45%)
  4. Ativan (40 people, 33.61%)
  5. Zometa (40 people, 33.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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