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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Potassium chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Furosemide, and have Hypertension.

We study 900 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 (latest outcomes from 1,167 users) has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,439 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 902 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 9 people (1.00%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.00% of all the 504,595 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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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