Review: could Potassium Chloride cause Ringing In The Ears?


Ringing in the ears is found among people who take Potassium Chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Levothyroxine Sodium, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 4,016 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears 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)

Ringing In The Ears

Ringing in the ears has been reported by people with heart rate increased, tinnitus, feeling abnormal, itching, drowsiness (latest reports from 20,968 Ringing in the ears patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

4,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 11 people (0.27%) have Ringing In The Ears

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Ringing in the ears?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Ringing In The Ears *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Ringing In The Ears when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Ringing In The Ears when taking Potassium Chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 57.14 %

Severity if Ringing In The Ears when taking Potassium Chloride **:

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

How people recovered from Ringing In The Ears **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (8 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides (7 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (5 people)
  • Renal Cancer (4 people)
  • Anxiety Disorder (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levothyroxine Sodium (8 people)
  • Sertraline (5 people)
  • Fish Oil (5 people)
  • Multaq (4 people)
  • Calcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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