Review: could Vancomycin cause Hypokalemia?
We study 2,331 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Hypokalemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypokalemia and more.
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Vancomycin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,400 users) has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection.
Hypokalemia (low potassium) (latest reports from 180,554 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 2,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 58 people (2.49%) have Hypokalemia. They amount to 0.03% of all the 180,460 people who have Hypokalemia on eHealthMe.
Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Hypokalemia * :
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Gender of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :
Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :
Severity of Hypokalemia when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :
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How people recovered from Hypokalemia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Fungal infection (16 people, 27.59%)
- Febrile neutropenia (14 people, 24.14%)
- Prophylaxis (11 people, 18.97%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (8 people, 13.79%)
- Staphylococcal infection (8 people, 13.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambisome (29 people, 50.00%)
- Lasix (18 people, 31.03%)
- Itraconazole (16 people, 27.59%)
- Platelets (16 people, 27.59%)
- Vfend (16 people, 27.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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carolyn wilcox on May, 19, 2012:
Can an 87-yr-old woman take lopressor with viactive?
someone1 on May, 30, 2012:
To Carolyn, asking about an 87 year old being on viactive and lopressor-----
You should ask her pharmacists, and her physician.
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