Potassium citrate and Stroke - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Stroke is found among people who take Potassium citrate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Potassium citrate and have Stroke. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,893 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.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On May, 16, 2022

3,893 people reported to have side effects when taking Potassium citrate.
Among them, 24 people (0.62%) have Stroke.

What is Potassium citrate?

Potassium citrate has active ingredients of potassium citrate. It is often used in kidney stones. eHealthMe is studying from 4,064 Potassium citrate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Stroke?

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) is found to be associated with 3,337 drugs and 2,860 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Potassium citrate and Stroke reports submitted per year:

Could Potassium citrate cause Stroke?

Time on Potassium citrate when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Potassium citrate *:

  • female: 43.48 %
  • male: 56.52 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Potassium citrate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.56 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 5.56 %
  • 60+: 61.11 %

Common drugs people take besides Potassium citrate *:

  1. Urocit-K: 5 people, 20.83%
  2. Linagliptin: 4 people, 16.67%
  3. Revlimid: 4 people, 16.67%
  4. Spiriva: 3 people, 12.50%
  5. Lipitor: 3 people, 12.50%
  6. Xarelto: 3 people, 12.50%
  7. Wellbutrin: 3 people, 12.50%
  8. Eliquis: 3 people, 12.50%
  9. Coumadin: 2 people, 8.33%
  10. Climara: 2 people, 8.33%

Common side effects people have besides Stroke *:

  1. Pain: 8 people, 33.33%
  2. Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage): 5 people, 20.83%
  3. Emotional Distress: 4 people, 16.67%
  4. Injury: 4 people, 16.67%
  5. Memory Loss: 3 people, 12.50%
  6. Gait Disturbance: 3 people, 12.50%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 3 people, 12.50%
  8. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable): 3 people, 12.50%
  9. Diarrhea: 2 people, 8.33%
  10. Confusional State: 2 people, 8.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 6 people, 25.00%
  2. Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder): 4 people, 16.67%
  3. Hyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high): 4 people, 16.67%
  4. Constipation: 4 people, 16.67%
  5. Diabetes: 4 people, 16.67%
  6. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 4 people, 16.67%
  7. High Blood Pressure: 4 people, 16.67%
  8. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 4 people, 16.67%
  9. Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach): 4 people, 16.67%
  10. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 4 people, 16.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Potassium citrate and have Stroke?

Check whether Stroke 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?

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+ peer-reviewed 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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