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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Completed suicide?

Summary: Completed suicide could be caused by Potassium chloride, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Gabapentin, and have Sepsis.

We study 900 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 900 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 18 people (2.00%) have Completed Suicide. They amount to 0.02% of all the 110,133 people who have Completed Suicide on eHealthMe.

Trend of Completed suicide in Potassium chloride reports

Time on Potassium chloride when people have Completed suicide * :

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Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Potassium chloride * :

FemaleMale
Completed suicide13.33%86.67%

Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Potassium chloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Completed suicide0.00%0.00%6.67%0.00%0.00%13.33%66.67%13.33%

Severity of Completed suicide when taking Potassium chloride ** :

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How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sepsis (1 people, 5.56%)
  2. Suicidal ideation (1 people, 5.56%)
  3. Diabetic ketoacidosis (1 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Gabapentin (7 people, 38.89%)
  2. Trazodone hcl (7 people, 38.89%)
  3. Alprazolam (7 people, 38.89%)
  4. Metformin hcl (7 people, 38.89%)
  5. Fluoxetine hcl (7 people, 38.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • diagnosed first with lupus then changed to mixed connective tissue disease. I have had this for 25 years becoming increasingly more debilitation. Plaquenil helped for a while but I quit taking it.

    Lately I have found that taking potassium prescription strength helps my fatigue and muscle strength. at times i have periodic paralysis when i am extremely fatigued. K does help this but it gets up so high in my blood level my physcian worries about it causing a heart attack.





    also my blood ammonia gets up to 82.. I am so sleepy I am almost comatose . I take lactalose but if I quit taking it my blood ammonia creeps up. My liver and kidneys are fine. Drs cannot find what is causing the high ammonia. thank you Catherine Dale

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