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Review: could Vancomycin hydrochloride cause Hypokalemia?





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 Fungal infection.

We study 2,335 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin hydrochloride 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

Vancomycin hydrochloride has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection. (latest outcomes from Vancomycin hydrochloride 2,404 users)

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Hypokalemia 24,833 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 2,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 58 people (2.48%) have Hypokalemia.

Trend of Hypokalemia in Vancomycin hydrochloride reports

Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Hypokalemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypokalemia96.15%3.85%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hypokalemia40.91%59.09%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypokalemia1.67%5.00%11.67%11.67%0.00%6.67%16.67%46.67%

Severity of Hypokalemia when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypokalemia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypokalemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fungal infection (16 people, 27.59%)
  2. Febrile neutropenia (14 people, 24.14%)
  3. Prophylaxis (11 people, 18.97%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (8 people, 13.79%)
  5. Staphylococcal infection (8 people, 13.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambisome (29 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lasix (18 people, 31.03%)
  3. Itraconazole (16 people, 27.59%)
  4. Platelets (16 people, 27.59%)
  5. Vfend (16 people, 27.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had a small bowel obstruction caused by adhesions from an appendectomy carried out 20yrs previously and had grumbling pain ever since but been labelled a malingerer by my family GP until one day at work when I started with terrible tummy ache and sickness like I'd never known, fetching up bile with force. I hated going to hospital after yrs of being called a moaner but after a day of rolling round in pain, temperature of 103 an dehydration, my Mammy insisted we go and I was seen straight away - to my shock I was in theatre within 3hrs with a serious obstruction.
    I never really recovered... The obstruction returned after 2 days and a portion of necrotic bowel was removed, then further fever and cellulitis then MRSA and deaths door.... Isolation in high dependency (intensive care) wound break down, ventilated and all related issues that come with that - chest infection, pneumonia, bed sores. Total time in hospital 8 months. Negative pressure dressing on laparotomy wound, colostomy, picc, 4 rounds of vancomycin, minor flirt with heart failure (just water related) an eventually everything healed. Had a large incisional hernia to repair and some corrective work to the horrific scarring but then the neuropathy started plus problems eating, spewing up after any solid food, more than a few forks, diarrhoea and sickness or constipation nausea and pain driving me mad, tried all manner of drugs, nerve blocks, physio, floating tank, acupuncture, opiates, non opiates, spinal cord stimulation, an now a consultant just had a 'eureka' moment and said were you treated with vancomycin when you had MRSA? If so I'm pretty sure you have chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction and is 90% sure but wants to take a muscle biopsy to be certain. I've had so much surgery and bad news in the last 10yrs I'm terrified of germs, hospital acquired bugs and anaesthetics, is there any other way? Or can I have this test done awake - conscious sedation? I had it before during spinal cord surgery so I know what's involved and it's better than GA as I know what's going on, who is doing what to me etc...
    Does anyone with a medical background know about this ailment/disease? Does it sound feasible that MRSA or it's treatment could have caused this? I was surgically debrided up to every other day when the vac pac/negative pressure machine and dressings were changed and the doctors told me I lost a great deal of tissue and had a lot of nerve damage due to the infection.
    Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
    If it helps, the appendectomy happened when I was 10yrs old, the MRSA when I was 30 and I am now 40.
    Beat Wishes.
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    presently having symptoms which appear to be upper respitory infection want to take muninex for nasal/chest congestion coughing will it interact okay with the HCTZ please advise
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  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?
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  • How do i get rid of this red man syndrome (1 answer)
    This all started March 12th when I had to go in and take the knee out and put in a concrete spacer and I had a pick line and I was getting vancomycin which started this condition called Red Man Syndrome, its a Horrible rash and I think its going away and then it re appears I Need Help Please.
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