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. This review analyzes which people have Hypokalemia with Vancomycin hydrochloride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,228 people who have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 22, 2017

3,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride.
Among them, 78 people (2.42%) have Hypokalemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vancomycin hydrochloride cause Hypokalemia?

Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Hypokalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 97.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.7 %
  • 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: 40.26 %
  • male: 59.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.8 %
  • 10-19: 13.04 %
  • 20-29: 11.59 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 7.25 %
  • 50-59: 18.84 %
  • 60+: 43.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Febrile Neutropenia (22 people, 28.21%)
  • Preventive Health Care (15 people, 19.23%)
  • Fungal Infection (12 people, 15.38%)
  • Staphylococcal Infection (8 people, 10.26%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (8 people, 10.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambisome (33 people, 42.31%)
  • Vfend (17 people, 21.79%)
  • Itraconazole (17 people, 21.79%)
  • Lasix (15 people, 19.23%)
  • Acyclovir (12 people, 15.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (17 people, 21.79%)
  • Renal Impairment (16 people, 20.51%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (15 people, 19.23%)
  • Diarrhea (13 people, 16.67%)
  • Pleural Effusion (12 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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