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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Potassium chloride, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.

We study 900 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,690 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 900 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 13 people (1.44%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.01% of all the 226,649 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Potassium chloride reports

Time on Potassium chloride when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%33.33%26.67%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Cryptococcosis (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Pain (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Menstrual disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Mental disorder (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (5 people, 38.46%)
  2. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Toprol-xl (3 people, 23.08%)
  4. Gaster (3 people, 23.08%)
  5. Polaramine (3 people, 23.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • More than 60% of hair fell out 3-4 on ths after treat. I had surgery the next daty and had to be out to sleep. Anesiesia is strong mixed wthe Re last

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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