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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Potassium chloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation.
We study 923 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.
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Potassium chloride (latest outcomes from 1,197 users) has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia.
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 382,143 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Oct, 30, 2014: 923 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 20 people (2.17%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Potassium chloride when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Atrial fibrillation||45.00%||55.00% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.26%||5.26%||89.47% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Potassium chloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 15.00%)
- Iron overload (3 people, 15.00%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 15.00%)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (3 people, 15.00%)
- Back pain (2 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (6 people, 30.00%)
- Furosemide (6 people, 30.00%)
- Coumadin (6 people, 30.00%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 25.00%)
- Potassium chloride 10meq (4 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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(Asked by a 60 year old woman who has Mitral Valve Stenosis, and takes Coumadin, Lasix, Potassium Chloride)
Hello My Medical Family,
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My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
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When I smoke pot will this aggravate my afib? This occurred last night after smoking a one hitter a couple of times and lasted 4-5 hours.
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