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Review: could Potassium chloride cause Irregular heartbeat?

Summary: Irregular heartbeat could be caused by Potassium chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lasix, and have Cryptococcosis.

We study 900 people who have side effects while taking Potassium chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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.

Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,587 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 902 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium chloride. Among them, 15 people (1.66%) have Irregular Heartbeat. They amount to 0.00% of all the 310,685 people who have Irregular Heartbeat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irregular heartbeat in Potassium chloride reports

Time on Potassium chloride when people have Irregular heartbeat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregular heartbeat25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Potassium chloride * :

FemaleMale
Irregular heartbeat76.47%23.53%

Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Potassium chloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%6.67%26.67%13.33%33.33%

Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Potassium chloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregular heartbeat0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cryptococcosis (3 people, 20.00%)
  2. Hypertension (3 people, 20.00%)
  3. Arthritis (2 people, 13.33%)
  4. Contraception (2 people, 13.33%)
  5. Osteomas (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (4 people, 26.67%)
  2. Itraconazole (3 people, 20.00%)
  3. Isotonic solutions (3 people, 20.00%)
  4. Prednisolone (3 people, 20.00%)
  5. Oncovin (3 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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