Review: could Potassium Chloride cause Vertigo?


Vertigo 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 Hypertension . We study 4,016 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo 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)


Vertigo has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 179,674 Vertigo patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

4,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium Chloride.
Among them, 160 people (3.98%) have Vertigo

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium chloride cause Vertigo?

Time on Potassium Chloride when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 39.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.74 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
  • 10+ years: 4.35 %

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

  • female: 73.86 %
  • male: 26.14 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.65 %
  • 30-39: 0.83 %
  • 40-49: 10.74 %
  • 50-59: 25.62 %
  • 60+: 61.16 %

Severity if Vertigo when taking Potassium Chloride **:

  • least: 18.75 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 6.25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Vertigo **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (28 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (19 people)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (18 people)
  • Depression (15 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (45 people)
  • Aspirin (44 people)
  • Lasix (41 people)
  • Lisinopril (28 people)
  • Prednisone (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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