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Review: could Protonix cause High potassium (Hyperkalemia)?





Summary: High potassium is found among people who take Protonix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 34,678 people who have side effects while taking Protonix from FDA and social media. Among them, 441 have High potassium. Find out below who they are, when they have High potassium and more.

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Protonix

Protonix has active ingredients of pantoprazole sodium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Protonix 35,598 users)

High potassium

High potassium (damage to or disease of the kidney) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pain, cardiac failure.(latest reports from High potassium 26,043 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 34,674 people reported to have side effects when taking Protonix. Among them, 441 people (1.27%) have High Potassium.

Trend of High potassium in Protonix reports

Time on Protonix when people have High potassium * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High potassium100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High potassium when taking Protonix * :

FemaleMale
High potassium50.90%49.10%

Age of people who have High potassium when taking Protonix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High potassium0.26%0.00%1.04%1.82%3.64%15.32%22.86%55.06%

Severity of High potassium when taking Protonix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High potassium0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High potassium ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (51 people, 11.56%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (28 people, 6.35%)
  3. Hypertension (27 people, 6.12%)
  4. Pain (22 people, 4.99%)
  5. Bone disorder (14 people, 3.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (190 people, 43.08%)
  2. Lasix (144 people, 32.65%)
  3. Digoxin (137 people, 31.07%)
  4. Coumadin (116 people, 26.30%)
  5. Plavix (112 people, 25.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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