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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 High blood pressure.

We study 937 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

Potassium chloride has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia. (latest outcomes from 1,212 Potassium chloride users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 937 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 14 people (1.49%) have Hair Loss.

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%25.00%50.00%25.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss81.25%18.75%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%18.75%0.00%0.00%18.75%31.25%31.25%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%75.00%25.00%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 (4 people, 28.57%)
  2. Cryptococcosis (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Pain (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Menstrual disorder (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Mental disorder (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (5 people, 35.71%)
  2. Gaster (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (3 people, 21.43%)
  4. Polaramine (3 people, 21.43%)
  5. Toprol-xl (3 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
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    My mom has been in ICU for over a month now. She has been on lasix for over 6 years now and for two nights the hospital has not given her lasix. I can see her legs and arms puffy filled with liquids and it makes me so sad to see moms in this pain. Dr kept telling us that her blood pressure was too low for them to give her lasix but for the past 3 hrs her readings are 114/55. Im just so torn knowing that she has her own meds of lasix at home that i can bring to her. Can someone out there please help? So thankful to have a forum like this to express our concerns knowing they would be helped.

    Sincerely,
    Tony

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