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Review: could Megace cause Blood potassium increased (Hyperkalemia)?

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 (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 188,853 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure.

On Sep, 17, 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had two unexplained broken bones within a one year period.
    Weak urine stream with intermittent breaks.
    High potassium level readings. First: 6.2 Second 5.2
    When diagnosed at ER with esophagitis was also suspected to have peptic ulcers due to stress.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months 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

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • potassium levels between 5.7 and 5.9 for last 4 weeks.

    Reply

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