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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Completed suicide?

Summary: Completed suicide is found among people who take Potassium chloride, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Sepsis.

We study 929 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.

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Potassium chloride

Potassium chloride has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia. (latest outcomes from 1,207 Potassium chloride users)

Completed suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking. (latest reports from 36,355 Completed suicide patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 929 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 18 people (1.94%) have Completed Suicide.

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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    My symptoms of congenital myasthenic syndrome are as fallows:-

    1. Drooping of both eyelids. no movement of both the eyeballs.

    2. No Respiratory problem, can breath easily.

    3. Little bit of swallowing and chewing problem.

    4. weakness in whole body

    5. No Double vision.

    6. Can see clearly.



    No one in my family has CMS or myasthenia gravis or no history in my family had CMS or myasthenia gravis.



    Now, I am taking Pyridostigmine bromide 60mg daily 5 tabs.

    From 2002, I was taking Corticosteriods 30mg daily for about 3-4 yrs. With Doctor’s advice, from 2005, I tapperdown Corticosteriods and with God’s Grace, now I completely stopped taking Corticosteriods.



    Three years back,for some days, I took Cellcept tabs and now, I stopped it completely. At present, in addition to Pyridostigmine bromide tablets, I will take Meganeuron OD Plus and Antoxyl Forte and Potklor syrup and Gravitor SR tabs. This four medicines I will take (as and when required) whenever I go outside or when there is more work or when there is more weakness.



    We are non-resident of Bangalore. Suddenly, my sister's marriage has been fixed and there is no time to go to Bangalore and consult NIMHANS and also ask for any more powerful adjunct medicine (powerful medicine/general medicine) other than the above four mentioned by me. I don't have any other diseases other than myasthenia gravis.



    Please tell me the name of any adjunct medicine (powerful medicine/general medicine) other than the above four mentioned by me,so that I will be very grateful to you.



    Waiting for your early reply

    thanking you

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