Review: could Potassium chloride cause Atrial fibrillation?
We study 913 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 1,186 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 393,663 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 911 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 20 people (2.20%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 397,558 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.
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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