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Review: could Metformin cause Potassium - low (Hypokalemia)?
We study 12,751 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 have Potassium - low. Find out below who they are, when they have Potassium - low and more.
Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,594 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.
Potassium - low
Potassium - low (low potassium) (latest reports from 180,661 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.
On Sep, 12, 2014: 12,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 92 people (0.72%) have Potassium - Low.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Potassium - low * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Potassium - low||13.33%||20.00%||6.67%||0.00%||26.67%||13.33%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Potassium - low when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Potassium - low||67.03%||32.97% |
Age of people who have Potassium - low when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Potassium - low||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.14%||23.19%||18.84%||47.83% |
Severity of Potassium - low when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Potassium - low||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Potassium - low ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Potassium - low||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (20 people, 21.74%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (17 people, 18.48%)
- Metastatic neoplasm (13 people, 14.13%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (11 people, 11.96%)
- Hypersensitivity (10 people, 10.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (33 people, 35.87%)
- Oxycontin (27 people, 29.35%)
- Aspirin (27 people, 29.35%)
- Ambien (22 people, 23.91%)
- Lantus (20 people, 21.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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