Metformin hydrochloride and Potassium - low - from FDA reports


Summary

Potassium - low is found among people who take Metformin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Diabetes . We study 14,740 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA. Among them, 109 have Potassium - low. Find out below who they are, when they have Potassium - low and more.

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Metformin Hydrochloride

Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 18,429 users)

Potassium - Low

Potassium - low has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 33,568 Potassium - low patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

14,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 109 people (0.74%) have Potassium - Low


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin hydrochloride cause Potassium - low?

Time on Metformin Hydrochloride when people have Potassium - Low *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 22.22 %

Gender of people who have Potassium - Low when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 69 %
  • male: 31 %

Age of people who have Potassium - Low when taking Metformin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.59 %
  • 40-49: 21.52 %
  • 50-59: 13.92 %
  • 60+: 56.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (25 people, 22.94%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (17 people, 15.60%)
  • Metastatic Neoplasm (13 people, 11.93%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (11 people, 10.09%)
  • Hypersensitivity (10 people, 9.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (35 people, 32.11%)
  • Oxycontin (27 people, 24.77%)
  • Aspirin (24 people, 22.02%)
  • Ambien (22 people, 20.18%)
  • Lantus (21 people, 19.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (38 people, 34.86%)
  • Pain (37 people, 33.94%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (35 people, 32.11%)
  • Osteoarthritis (34 people, 31.19%)
  • Constipation (30 people, 27.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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