Potassium chloride and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Potassium Chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 4,787 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA. Among them, 136 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Potassium Chloride

Potassium chloride has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia. (latest outcomes from Potassium chloride 5,359 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,501 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

4,787 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 136 people (2.84%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 64.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • female: 51.13 %
  • male: 48.87 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.82 %
  • 30-39: 1.64 %
  • 40-49: 3.28 %
  • 50-59: 13.93 %
  • 60+: 80.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (23 people, 16.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 13.24%)
  • Pain (13 people, 9.56%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (12 people, 8.82%)
  • Diabetes (11 people, 8.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (40 people, 29.41%)
  • Furosemide (35 people, 25.74%)
  • Lasix (32 people, 23.53%)
  • Prednisone (22 people, 16.18%)
  • Digoxin (19 people, 13.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (36 people, 26.47%)
  • Pneumonia (22 people, 16.18%)
  • Arrhythmias (20 people, 14.71%)
  • Weakness (19 people, 13.97%)
  • Fatigue (18 people, 13.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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