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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Potassium chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hypertension.

We study 925 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 Potassium chloride 1,200 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 923 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 9 people (0.98%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Potassium chloride reports

Time on Potassium chloride when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Potassium chloride * :

FemaleMale
Constipation66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Potassium chloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%44.44%55.56%

Severity of Constipation when taking Potassium chloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Potassium - low (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Osteoporosis (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Folic acid (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Actonel (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Premarin (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Synthroid (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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