Glycolax and Hypokalemia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Hypokalemia is found among people who take Glycolax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Glycolax and have Hypokalemia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,836 people who have side effects when taking Glycolax from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Mar, 22, 2023

1,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Glycolax.
Among them, 26 people (1.42%) have Hypokalemia.

What is Glycolax?

Glycolax has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. eHealthMe is studying from 1,843 Glycolax users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Hypokalemia?

Hypokalemia (low potassium) is found to be associated with 3,281 drugs and 2,940 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Glycolax and Hypokalemia reports submitted per year:

Could Glycolax cause Hypokalemia?

Gender of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Glycolax *:

  • female: 57.69 %
  • male: 42.31 %

Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Glycolax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4 %
  • 10-19: 4 %
  • 20-29: 8 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 12 %
  • 60+: 72 %

Common drugs people take besides Glycolax *:

  1. Zofran: 14 people, 53.85%
  2. Digoxin: 13 people, 50.00%
  3. Prilosec: 12 people, 46.15%
  4. Coumadin: 12 people, 46.15%
  5. Coreg: 11 people, 42.31%
  6. Lasix: 10 people, 38.46%
  7. Tylenol: 9 people, 34.62%
  8. Aspirin: 9 people, 34.62%
  9. Diovan: 9 people, 34.62%
  10. Lipitor: 8 people, 30.77%

Common side effects people have besides Hypokalemia *:

  1. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 13 people, 50.00%
  2. Confusional State: 12 people, 46.15%
  3. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 12 people, 46.15%
  4. Weakness: 11 people, 42.31%
  5. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 10 people, 38.46%
  6. Anaemia (lack of blood): 10 people, 38.46%
  7. Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve): 9 people, 34.62%
  8. Constipation: 9 people, 34.62%
  9. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 9 people, 34.62%
  10. Nausea And Vomiting: 9 people, 34.62%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 4 people, 15.38%
  2. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 4 people, 15.38%
  3. Pain: 4 people, 15.38%
  4. Constipation: 3 people, 11.54%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 11.54%
  6. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (All) (cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts): 2 people, 7.69%
  7. Hepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue): 2 people, 7.69%
  8. Blood Uric Acid Increased: 2 people, 7.69%
  9. Cardiac Disorder: 2 people, 7.69%
  10. Rashes (redness): 2 people, 7.69%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Glycolax and have Hypokalemia?

Check whether Hypokalemia is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on polyethylene glycol 3350 (the active ingredients of Glycolax) and Glycolax (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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