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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood pressure.
We study 942 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 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 1,216 Potassium chloride users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 30, 2015: 939 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 15 people (1.60%) 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%||40.00%||40.00%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Hair loss||82.35%||17.65% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||17.65%||0.00%||0.00%||17.65%||29.41%||35.29% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||80.00%||20.00%||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, 26.67%)
- Cryptococcosis (3 people, 20.00%)
- Mental disorder (2 people, 13.33%)
- Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 13.33%)
- Pain (2 people, 13.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (5 people, 33.33%)
- Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (3 people, 20.00%)
- Polaramine (3 people, 20.00%)
- Gaster (3 people, 20.00%)
- Methotrexate (3 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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Recent Potassium chloride related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Atenolol, Magnesium, Losartan, Klor-con M20, Furosemide for a 49-year old man who has Congestive Heart Failure
- Comparions of Amlodipine Besylate, Losartan Potassium, Klor-con for a 52-year old woman who has Hypertension
- Comparions of , , Tizanidine Hydrochloride, for a 66-year old woman who has General Physical Health Deterioration
- Comparions of Allopurinol, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate for a 88-year old woman who has Hypokalemia
- Comparions of Potassium Chloride, Olmesartan Medoxomil, Crestor for a 73-year old woman who has Hyperlipidemia
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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