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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

Potassium chloride (latest outcomes from 1,197 users) has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia.

Atrial fibrillation

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.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Potassium chloride reports

Time on Potassium chloride when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Potassium chloride * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation45.00%55.00%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Potassium chloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.26%5.26%89.47%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Potassium chloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 15.00%)
  2. Iron overload (3 people, 15.00%)
  3. Hypertension (3 people, 15.00%)
  4. Myelodysplastic syndrome (3 people, 15.00%)
  5. Back pain (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (6 people, 30.00%)
  2. Furosemide (6 people, 30.00%)
  3. Coumadin (6 people, 30.00%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 25.00%)
  5. 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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