Review: could Potassium chloride cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Potassium chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypertension.
We study 925 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Potassium chloride has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia. (latest outcomes from Potassium chloride 1,200 users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 923 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 14 people (1.52%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Potassium chloride when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||50.00%||25.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Hair loss||81.25%||18.75% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||18.75%||0.00%||0.00%||18.75%||31.25%||31.25% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||75.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (4 people, 28.57%)
- Cryptococcosis (3 people, 21.43%)
- Pain (2 people, 14.29%)
- Menstrual disorder (2 people, 14.29%)
- Mental disorder (2 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (5 people, 35.71%)
- Gaster (3 people, 21.43%)
- Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (3 people, 21.43%)
- Polaramine (3 people, 21.43%)
- Toprol-xl (3 people, 21.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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