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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Death?

Summary: Death is found among people who take Potassium chloride, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Letairis, and have Primary pulmonary hypertension. We study 944 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.

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Potassium chloride

Potassium chloride has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia. (latest outcomes from 1,218 Potassium chloride users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, multiple myeloma, dialysis, diabetes, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 183,874 Death patients)

On May, 8, 2015: 944 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 25 people (2.65%) have Death.

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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  • 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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