Review: could Potassium Chloride cause Paralytic Ileus?


Summary

Paralytic ileus 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 Fentanyl, and have Anticoagulant therapy . We study 1,724 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Paralytic ileus. Find out below who they are, when they have Paralytic ileus 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 1,986 users)

Paralytic Ileus

Paralytic ileus (intestinal obstruction) has been reported by people with fatigue, diarrhea, rashes, nausea (latest reports from 16,893 Paralytic ileus patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

1,724 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 20 people (1.16%) have Paralytic Ileus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Paralytic ileus?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Paralytic Ileus *:

  • < 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 Paralytic Ileus when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • female: 89.47 %
  • male: 10.53 %

Age of people who have Paralytic Ileus when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.56 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (3 people)
  • Colorectal Cancer Metastatic (3 people)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (3 people)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (2 people)
  • Breast Cancer (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Morphine Sulfate (6 people)
  • Fentanyl (6 people)
  • Lorazepam (5 people)
  • Ambien (5 people)
  • Furosemide (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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