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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 2,339 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 2,408 Vancomycin hydrochloride users)

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 24,885 Hypokalemia patients)

On Mar, 30, 2015: 2,339 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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