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Review: could Metformin hydrochloride cause Potassium - low (Hypokalemia)?

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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Diabetes.

We study 12,766 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 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 14,611 Metformin hydrochloride users)

Potassium - low

Potassium - low (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 24,848 Potassium - low patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 12,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 92 people (0.72%) have Potassium - Low.

Trend of Potassium - low in Metformin hydrochloride reports

Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Potassium - low * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Potassium - low13.33%20.00%6.67%0.00%26.67%13.33%20.00%

Gender of people who have Potassium - low when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Potassium - low67.03%32.97%

Age of people who have Potassium - low when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Potassium - low0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.14%23.19%18.84%47.83%

Severity of Potassium - low when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Potassium - low0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Potassium - low ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Potassium - low0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (20 people, 21.74%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (17 people, 18.48%)
  3. Metastatic neoplasm (13 people, 14.13%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (11 people, 11.96%)
  5. Hypersensitivity (10 people, 10.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (33 people, 35.87%)
  2. Oxycontin (27 people, 29.35%)
  3. Aspirin (27 people, 29.35%)
  4. Ambien (22 people, 23.91%)
  5. Lantus (20 people, 21.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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