Review: could Potassium chloride cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 899 people who take Potassium chloride. Among them, 13 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Potassium chloride (latest outcomes from 1,161 users) has active ingredients of potassium chloride. It is often used in hypokalemia, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Potassium chloride include weakness, fatigue, breathing difficulty, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,256 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 899 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 13 people (1.45%) 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%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Hair loss||80.00%||20.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||33.33%||26.67% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Potassium chloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||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 (3 people, 23.08%)
- Cryptococcosis (3 people, 23.08%)
- Pain (2 people, 15.38%)
- Menstrual disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
- Mental disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (5 people, 38.46%)
- Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (3 people, 23.08%)
- Toprol-xl (3 people, 23.08%)
- Gaster (3 people, 23.08%)
- Polaramine (3 people, 23.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am in my 40s and I work in college admissions. Ive never experienced migraines before and have been otherwise healthy. I fell hitting my head and was prescribed this medicine. Using this med had me in the hospital twice, I have severe hair loss, and what the er Dr says is syncope that makes me pass out. The Dr wants to try something new but look at me, in a profession where you're always in the public eye, almost bald and still suffering migraines.This is life altering but is being treated as , just one of those things...its depressing
Kart on Mar, 7, 2014:
Hi I'm male, 24, of Sri Lankan origin but born and raised in the United Kingdom, I'm adding these details as it was requested when attempting to reply to you.
My question is was this on Modafinil/Provigil/Nuvigil and if so which one please?
The comment below you is talking about statin which is a cholesterol reducing drug, so was wondering whether you were talking about the same. Thanks in advance.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
My mom was admitted to a nursing home 2-weeks ago before that she was held over at the hospital 13 days, meds was changed, Aricept removed and Detrol she had a staff MD. her primary care md passed away 3 years ago. He put her on her meds and tooked good care of her. She has not been without a primary md but he does not practice outside his offices. Mom had a good mental status did removing Aricept/Detrol trigger bad symptoms?
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