Potassium chloride and Irregular heartbeat - from FDA reports


Summary

Irregular heartbeat 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 Lasix, and have Primary pulmonary hypertension . We study 4,787 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA. Among them, 56 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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)

Irregular Heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,355 Irregular heartbeat patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

4,787 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 56 people (1.17%) have Irregular Heartbeat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Irregular heartbeat?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Irregular Heartbeat *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • female: 75.93 %
  • male: 24.07 %

Age of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.63 %
  • 10-19: 2.63 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 13.16 %
  • 50-59: 13.16 %
  • 60+: 68.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (13 people, 23.21%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 12.50%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 7.14%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (4 people, 7.14%)
  • Asthma (4 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (12 people, 21.43%)
  • Aspirin (11 people, 19.64%)
  • Letairis (10 people, 17.86%)
  • Furosemide (10 people, 17.86%)
  • Tylenol (7 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (18 people, 32.14%)
  • Weakness (15 people, 26.79%)
  • Dizziness (15 people, 26.79%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 17.86%)
  • Headache (10 people, 17.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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