Review: could Megestrol Acetate cause Blood Potassium Decreased?


Summary

Blood potassium decreased is found among people who take Megestrol Acetate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 2,508 people who have side effects while taking Megestrol acetate from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Blood potassium decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood potassium decreased and more.

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Megestrol Acetate

Megestrol acetate has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased. (latest outcomes from Megestrol acetate 2,628 users)

Blood Potassium Decreased

Blood potassium decreased has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, aseptic necrosis, febrile neutropenia, diarrhea, chest pain (latest reports from 15,750 Blood potassium decreased patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

2,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Megestrol Acetate.
Among them, 15 people (0.6%) have Blood Potassium Decreased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Megestrol acetate cause Blood potassium decreased?

Time on Megestrol Acetate when people have Blood Potassium Decreased *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Blood Potassium Decreased when taking Megestrol Acetate *:

  • female: 53.33 %
  • male: 46.67 %

Age of people who have Blood Potassium Decreased when taking Megestrol Acetate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 7.14 %
  • 60+: 92.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people)
  • Prophylaxis (2 people)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (2 people)
  • Depression (2 people)
  • Chemotherapy (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (6 people)
  • Aspirin (6 people)
  • Levaquin (5 people)
  • Digoxin (4 people)
  • Cephalexin (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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