Review: could Potassium Chloride cause Atrial Fibrillation?


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 Atrial fibrillation . We study 4,016 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 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 3,799 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias (latest reports from 98,371 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

4,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 89 people (2.22%) 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: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

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

  • female: 52.33 %
  • male: 47.67 %

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: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.6 %
  • 40-49: 3.9 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 75.32 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Potassium Chloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (20 people)
  • Hypertension (17 people)
  • Pain (10 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (9 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (33 people)
  • Furosemide (29 people)
  • Lasix (26 people)
  • Prednisone (16 people)
  • Digoxin (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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