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Review: could Vitamin c cause High blood potassium level (Hyperkalemia)?

We study 1,128 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have High blood potassium level. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood potassium level and more.

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Vitamin c

Vitamin c (latest outcomes from 1,494 users) has active ingredients of L-ascorbic acid. It is often used in health.

High blood potassium level

On Sep, 18, 2014: 1,121 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin c. Among them, 2 people (0.18%) have High Blood Potassium Level.

Trend of High blood potassium level in Vitamin c reports

Time on Vitamin c when people have High blood potassium level * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood potassium level0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Vitamin c * :

FemaleMale
High blood potassium level0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have High blood potassium level when taking Vitamin c * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood potassium level0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Energy increased (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Headache (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Insomnia (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Triglyceride level (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ibuprofen (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Pepcid (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Aldactone (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Colace (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Prevacid (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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