Review: could Potassium chloride cause Atrial fibrillation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 899 people who take Potassium chloride. Among them, 17 have Atrial fibrillation. See who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Potassium chloride (latest outcomes from 1,161 users) has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Potassium chloride include weakness, fatigue, breathing difficulty, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 370,659 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 894 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 20 people (2.24%) 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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My mom was admitted to a nursing home 2-weeks ago before that she was held over at the hospital 13 days, meds was changed, Aricept removed and Detrol she had a staff MD. her primary care md passed away 3 years ago. He put her on her meds and tooked good care of her. She has not been without a primary md but he does not practice outside his offices. Mom had a good mental status did removing Aricept/Detrol trigger bad symptoms?
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