Review: could Potassium Chloride cause Muscle Spasms?


Muscle spasms is found among people who take Potassium Chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 4,016 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms 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)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, back pain, fatigue (latest reports from 70,478 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

4,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 61 people (1.52%) have Muscle Spasms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • female: 65.52 %
  • male: 34.48 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 9.3 %
  • 30-39: 2.33 %
  • 40-49: 11.63 %
  • 50-59: 32.56 %
  • 60+: 44.19 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Potassium Chloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (9 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (7 people)
  • Depression (6 people)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (5 people)
  • Prophylaxis (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (14 people)
  • Lisinopril (13 people)
  • Tramadol (12 people)
  • Lasix (12 people)
  • Furosemide (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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