Who have Low blood potassium with Rheumatoid arthritis - from FDA reports


Low blood potassium is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Methotrexate and have High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 616 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 22, 2019

616 people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Low Blood Potassium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Low blood potassium when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?

Gender of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience Low Blood Potassium *:

  • female: 81.8 %
  • male: 18.2 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience Low Blood Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.41000000000000003 %
  • 10-19: 0.2 %
  • 20-29: 1.43 %
  • 30-39: 2.44 %
  • 40-49: 9.98 %
  • 50-59: 20.98 %
  • 60+: 64.56 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 100 people, 16.23%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 53 people, 8.60%
  3. Pain: 37 people, 6.01%
  4. Preventive Health Care: 28 people, 4.55%
  5. Asthma: 26 people, 4.22%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 24 people, 3.90%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 24 people, 3.90%
  8. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 20 people, 3.25%
  9. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 20 people, 3.25%
  10. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 19 people, 3.08%

Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Methotrexate: 213 people, 34.58%
  2. Humira: 146 people, 23.70%
  3. Enbrel: 100 people, 16.23%
  4. Folic Acid: 89 people, 14.45%
  5. Prednisone: 87 people, 14.12%
  6. Arava: 68 people, 11.04%
  7. Remicade: 65 people, 10.55%
  8. Prednisolone: 61 people, 9.90%
  9. Fosamax: 59 people, 9.58%
  10. Vioxx: 58 people, 9.42%

Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 108 people, 17.53%
  2. Fever: 94 people, 15.26%
  3. Diarrhea: 94 people, 15.26%
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood): 93 people, 15.10%
  5. Weakness: 90 people, 14.61%
  6. Urinary Tract Infection: 90 people, 14.61%
  7. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 90 people, 14.61%
  8. Nausea And Vomiting: 87 people, 14.12%
  9. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration): 84 people, 13.64%
  10. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 84 people, 13.64%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.



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