Potassium citrate and Rotator cuff syndrome - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Rotator cuff syndrome is found among people who take Potassium citrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Potassium citrate and have Rotator cuff syndrome. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,437 people who have side effects when taking Potassium citrate from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

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On Feb, 07, 2023

4,437 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium citrate.
Among them, 6 people (0.14%) have Rotator cuff syndrome.

What is Potassium citrate?

Potassium citrate has active ingredients of potassium citrate. It is often used in kidney stones. eHealthMe is studying from 4,618 Potassium citrate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Rotator cuff syndrome?

Rotator cuff syndrome (a spectrum of conditions affecting the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder) is found to be associated with 1,557 drugs and 1,010 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Potassium citrate and Rotator cuff syndrome reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium citrate cause Rotator cuff syndrome?

Time on Potassium citrate when people have Rotator cuff syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Rotator cuff syndrome when taking Potassium citrate *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Rotator cuff syndrome when taking Potassium citrate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Potassium citrate *:

  1. Vesicare: 3 people, 50.00%
  2. Zyrtec: 2 people, 33.33%
  3. Sertraline: 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Humira: 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Exforge Hct: 2 people, 33.33%
  6. Nuvigil: 2 people, 33.33%
  7. Oxycodone And Acetaminophen: 2 people, 33.33%
  8. Pataday: 2 people, 33.33%
  9. Patanol: 2 people, 33.33%
  10. Proair Hfa: 2 people, 33.33%

Common side effects people have besides Rotator cuff syndrome *:

  1. Fall: 3 people, 50.00%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 3 people, 50.00%
  3. Weakness: 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Chest Pain: 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Visual Impairment: 2 people, 33.33%
  6. Headache (pain in head): 2 people, 33.33%
  7. Pain: 2 people, 33.33%
  8. Depression: 2 people, 33.33%
  9. Drug Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 33.33%
  10. Blood Pressure Fluctuation: 2 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 2 people, 33.33%
  2. Itching: 2 people, 33.33%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Pain: 2 people, 33.33%
  6. High Blood Cholesterol: 2 people, 33.33%
  7. Bladder Spasm: 1 person, 16.67%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 16.67%
  9. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 1 person, 16.67%
  10. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 16.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Potassium citrate and have Rotator cuff syndrome?

Check whether Rotator cuff syndrome 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 potassium citrate (the active ingredients of Potassium citrate) and Potassium citrate (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?

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