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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Potassium, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Potassium side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Potassium.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Potassium side effects are:
Joint Pain (6 reports)
Chest Pain (4 reports)
Diarrhea (2 reports)
Irregular Heart Beat (2 reports)
Ankle (1 reports)
Anxiety (1 reports)
Blood Sugar 148.tired Unable To Sleep Watery Eyes (1 reports)
Dizziness (1 reports)
Doo Doo (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Potassium side effects . You can also compare Potassium side effects or view FDA reports.

Potassium Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Potassium reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Potassium on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Infusion Site Pain, Vein Disorder, Discomfort
on Jul 25, 2013 Male from US , 53 years of age, weighting 217.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: infusion site pain, vein disorder, discomfort. Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride dosage: 10 Meq/100 Ml.

Infusion Site Pain, Vein Disorder, Discomfort
Patient was taking Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: infusion site pain, vein disorder, discomfort on Jul 25, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 196.2 lb, . Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride dosage: 10 Meq/100 Ml.

Infusion Site Pain, Vein Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Jul 25, 2013 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , weighting 154.3 lb, After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: infusion site pain, vein disorder.

Infusion Site Pain, Vein Disorder, Discomfort
on Jul 25, 2013 Female from US , weighting 147.7 lb, was treated with Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride Injection, Usp. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: infusion site pain, vein disorder, discomfort. Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride Injection, Usp dosage: N/A.


Infusion Site Pain, Vein Disorder, Discomfort
on Jul 25, 2013 Female from US , 24 years of age, weighting 121.3 lb, was treated with Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride Injection, Usp. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: infusion site pain, vein disorder, discomfort. Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride Injection, Usp dosage: Q 1 Hr X 4.

Infusion Site Pain, Vein Disorder, Discomfort
Patient was taking Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride Injection, Usp. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: infusion site pain, vein disorder, discomfort on Jul 25, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 147.7 lb, . Potassium Chloride In Sodium Chloride Injection, Usp dosage: N/A.

Intestinal Resection, Coeliac Disease, Constipation
Adverse event was reported on Aug 21, 2013 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride Extended-release (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 74 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: intestinal resection, coeliac disease, constipation.
Associated medications used:
  • Alprazolam
  • Trazodone
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
  • Exforge
  • Tirosint
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Venlafaxine


Gynaecomastia, Pain, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Hypokalaemia
on Jul 10, 2013 Male from IT , 79 years of age, weighting 147.7 lb, was treated with Potassium Chloride. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: gynaecomastia, pain, gastrointestinal disorder, hypokalaemia. Potassium Chloride dosage: 4800 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hyperkalaemia, Renal Failure Acute, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
on Jun 18, 2013 Male from US , 64 years of age, was treated with Potassium Chloride. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: hyperkalaemia, renal failure acute, cardio-respiratory arrest. Potassium Chloride dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Nephrocalcinosis
Patient was taking Potassium Phosphates. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: nephrocalcinosis on May 29, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Potassium Phosphates dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Discomfort
Adverse event was reported on May 30, 2013 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride Er (Dosage: 20 Meq, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 149.9 lb, Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: abdominal discomfort.

Muscle Spasms, Product Quality Issue
on May 30, 2013 Male from US , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Potassium Chloride. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: muscle spasms, product quality issue. Potassium Chloride dosage: 10 Meq, Bid.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Donepezil (Unk)
  • Tramadol /00599202/ (Unk, Prn)
  • Norco (Unk, Prn)
  • Furosemide (Unk)
  • Warfarin (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (Unk)
  • Metoprolol (Unk)
  • Norvasc /00972401/ (10 Mg, Unk)


Urticaria
on May 30, 2013 Female from US , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Potassium Chloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: urticaria. Potassium Chloride dosage: 20 Meq, Qd.
Associated medications used:

Blood Glucose Increased
Patient was taking Potassium Chloride Er. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: blood glucose increased on May 30, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Potassium Chloride Er dosage: 10 Meq, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hallucination, Depression, Confusional State, Insomnia
Adverse event was reported on May 30, 2013 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride (Dosage: 20 Meq, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 95 years of age, weighting 143.0 lb, After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: hallucination, depression, confusional state, insomnia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aspirin (81 Mg, Qd)
  • Metoprolol (Unk)
  • Lasix /00032601/ (Unk)
  • Multivitamin /01229101/ (Unk)
  • Eye Vitamin (Unk, Bid)
  • Lovastatin (Unk)
  • Vitamin D /00107901/ (Unk)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate (Unk, Bid)


Cardiac Arrest
on Apr 11, 2013 Male from IT , 70 years of age, was treated with Potassium Chloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: cardiac arrest. Potassium Chloride dosage: Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified).
Associated medications used:

Cardiac Arrest, Overdose
on Oct 22, 2012 Female from US , 84 years of age, was treated with Potassium Chloride. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: cardiac arrest, overdose. Potassium Chloride dosage: N/A.

Incorrect Dose Administered, Bradycardia, Cardiac Arrest, Hyperkalaemia, Muscle Spasms
Patient was taking Potassium. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: incorrect dose administered, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, hyperkalaemia, muscle spasms on Apr 10, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, weighting 221.6 lb, . Potassium dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Product Contamination, Product Physical Issue, Product Colour Issue, Product Quality Issue
Adverse event was reported on Feb 27, 2013 by a Male taking Potassium (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 220.5 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: product contamination, product physical issue, product colour issue, product quality issue.

Hypokalaemia, Atrioventricular Block Complete, Cardiogenic Shock, Respiratory Failure, Hyperkalaemia
on Mar 01, 2013 Male from TW , 41 years of age, was treated with Potassium Chloride. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: hypokalaemia, atrioventricular block complete, cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure, hyperkalaemia. Potassium Chloride dosage: Also Taken Iv 30 Mmol,20 Mmol,40 Mmol..

Cardiac Arrest, Electrocardiogram T Wave Peaked, Hyperlactacidaemia, Delirium, Suicide Attempt
on Jan 31, 2013 Female from FR , 20 years of age, was treated with Potassium Chloride. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: cardiac arrest, electrocardiogram t wave peaked, hyperlactacidaemia, delirium, suicide attempt. Potassium Chloride dosage: N/A.

Hyperkalaemia
Patient was taking Potassium Chloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: hyperkalaemia on Feb 20, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 81 years of age, . Potassium Chloride dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Electrocardiogram Abnormal, Confusional State, Asthenia, Hyperkalaemia
Adverse event was reported on May 02, 2013 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride - Usp (warrick) (Dosage: 60 Meq, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 19 years of age, Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: electrocardiogram abnormal, confusional state, asthenia, hyperkalaemia.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Extravasation, Infusion Site Pain, Infusion Site Vesicles
on Feb 05, 2013 Female from US , weighting 25.57 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Potassium Chloride. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: extravasation, infusion site pain, infusion site vesicles. Potassium Chloride dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea
on Dec 14, 2012 Female from US , weighting 246.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Potassium. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: nausea, abdominal pain upper, diarrhoea. Potassium dosage: Potassium Qd Oral.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

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Active Ingredient: ALLYLTHIO CALCIUM C CALCIUM S CITRIC AC DEXTROSE DEXTROSE; EUPHRASIA HYDROCHLO LOSARTAN LYSINE HY NICKEL SU POTASSIUM

More About Potassium

Side Effects reported to FDA: 913

Potassium safety alerts: 2013 2008

Reported deaths: 103

Reported hospitalizations: 274

20 mEq Potassium Chloride in 5 Percent Dextrose and 0.45 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

Audience: Hospital pharmacists, hospital risk managers, other healthcare professionals

[Posted 12/09/2008] Hospira, Inc. notified healthcare professionals of a recall of one lot (lot number 65-620-FW, expiration date May 1, 2010, NDC 0409-7902-09) of 20 mEq Potassium Chloride in 5% Dextrose and 0.45% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in 1000 mL flexible plastic containers. A small number of the containers may be incorrectly labeled with a bar code for 5% Dextrose Injection, USP (NDC 0409-7922-09). The incorrect bar code could lead to a medication error resulting in the wrong drug being delivered to a patient if a bar code system is used to confirm the medication. Potential adverse events related to an error of this type include electrolyte imbalance, cardiac dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances, paresthesia and mental confusion. The affected lot was shipped to U.S. customers between July 2008 and September 2008. Healthcare facilities with an existing inventory should quarantine the product immediately and call Hospira Customer Care at 1-877-946-7747 for instructions on how to return it.

[December 08, 2008 - Press Release - Hospira, Inc.]

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