Vancomycin hydrochloride and Hypokalemia - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypokalemia is found among people who take Vancomycin Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambisome, and have Febrile neutropenia . We study 3,072 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin hydrochloride from FDA. Among them, 71 have Hypokalemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypokalemia and more.

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Vancomycin Hydrochloride

Vancomycin hydrochloride has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection. (latest outcomes from Vancomycin hydrochloride 3,243 users)

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 33,567 Hypokalemia patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

3,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride.
Among them, 71 people (2.31%) have Hypokalemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vancomycin hydrochloride cause Hypokalemia?

Time on Vancomycin Hydrochloride when people have Hypokalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 97.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 38.57 %
  • male: 61.43 %

Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.35 %
  • 10-19: 14.29 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.35 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Febrile Neutropenia (19 people, 26.76%)
  • Preventive Health Care (13 people, 18.31%)
  • Fungal Infection (12 people, 16.90%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (8 people, 11.27%)
  • Diarrhea (8 people, 11.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambisome (32 people, 45.07%)
  • Itraconazole (17 people, 23.94%)
  • Vfend (15 people, 21.13%)
  • Lasix (13 people, 18.31%)
  • Kaletra (12 people, 16.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (16 people, 22.54%)
  • Renal Impairment (14 people, 19.72%)
  • Pleural Effusion (12 people, 16.90%)
  • Anaemia (12 people, 16.90%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (11 people, 15.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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