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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Death?

Summary: Death could be caused by Potassium chloride, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Letairis, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension.

We study 900 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 902 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 25 people (2.77%) have Death. They amount to 0.00% of all the 531,990 people who have Death on eHealthMe.

Trend of Death in Potassium chloride reports

Time on Potassium chloride when people have Death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Death50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Death40.00%60.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Death0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%15.00%45.00%40.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (9 people, 36.00%)
  2. Hypertension (2 people, 8.00%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 8.00%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 4.00%)
  5. Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (1 people, 4.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Letairis (9 people, 36.00%)
  2. Lasix (6 people, 24.00%)
  3. Coumadin (6 people, 24.00%)
  4. Digoxin (5 people, 20.00%)
  5. Lisinopril (5 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Potassium Chloride (potassium chloride) is often used for hypokalemia. Find out below the conditions Potassium Chloride is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • SSRN on Jul, 16, 2012:

    My mother has comorbidities of CHF with Pulmonary Edema, COPD, Ascites related to Bowel Obstruction and Bladder Cancer. Her B/P averages 90-100/45-60; pulse 92 recently I have taken her home to care for her. She takes 10mg Prednisone QD, Neb tx TID, OXY 2.5mg SL Q2hrs, Dig for pulse>60 and PruneLax QD, Beano BID. My question is she had been taking 20mg Lasix QD without KlorCon is this ok to still give to manage CHF/EDEMA? And what about her low blood pressure is there a different parameter I shoould use for her chronic Hypotension?

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