Potassium chloride and Death - from FDA reports


Summary

Death 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 Furosemide, and have High blood pressure . We study 4,787 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA. Among them, 175 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death 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)

Death

Death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,988 Death patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

4,787 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 175 people (3.66%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Death?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 69.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.38 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • female: 51.5 %
  • male: 48.5 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.78 %
  • 10-19: 2.34 %
  • 20-29: 1.56 %
  • 30-39: 3.91 %
  • 40-49: 9.38 %
  • 50-59: 20.31 %
  • 60+: 61.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (17 people, 9.71%)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 9.71%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people, 9.14%)
  • Pain (14 people, 8.00%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 7.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (41 people, 23.43%)
  • Lasix (37 people, 21.14%)
  • Aspirin (31 people, 17.71%)
  • Lisinopril (27 people, 15.43%)
  • Prednisone (25 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (19 people, 10.86%)
  • Anaemia (16 people, 9.14%)
  • Fall (14 people, 8.00%)
  • Pain (13 people, 7.43%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 7.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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