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Review: could Megestrol acetate cause Blood potassium decreased?

We study 2,417 people who have side effects while taking Megestrol acetate from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 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 (latest outcomes from 2,435 users) has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased.

Blood potassium decreased

Blood potassium decreased (latest reports from 80,452 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain, depression.

On Aug, 24, 2014: 2,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Megestrol acetate. Among them, 14 people (0.58%) have Blood Potassium Decreased. They amount to 0.02% of all the 80,406 people who have Blood Potassium Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood potassium decreased in Megestrol acetate reports

Time on Megestrol acetate when people have Blood potassium decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood potassium decreased0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood potassium decreased when taking Megestrol acetate * :

FemaleMale
Blood potassium decreased50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Blood potassium decreased when taking Megestrol acetate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood potassium decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%92.31%

Severity of Blood potassium decreased when taking Megestrol acetate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blood potassium decreased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 21.43%)
  2. Nausea (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Myelodysplastic syndrome (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Chemotherapy (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Appetite disorder (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (6 people, 42.86%)
  2. Prednisone (5 people, 35.71%)
  3. Potassium chloride (5 people, 35.71%)
  4. Levaquin (5 people, 35.71%)
  5. Ciprofloxacin (4 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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