Potassium Side Effects
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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
DEXTROSE DEXTROSE, LOSARTAN SODIUM CH
Active Ingredient: ALLYLTHIO CALCIUM C CALCIUM S CITRIC AC DEXTROSE DEXTROSE; EUPHRASIA HYDROCHLO LOSARTAN LYSINE HY NICKEL SU POTASSIUM
Side Effects reported to FDA: 843. View Potassium Adverse Reports
Potassium safety alerts: 2008
Reported deaths: 91
Reported hospitalizations: 249
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.]
Potassium Adverse Reactions
Hyperkalaemia ( 49 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 43 Reports)|Nausea ( 43 Reports)|Dizziness ( 42 Reports)|Pain ( 42 Reports)|Asthenia ( 40 Reports)|Fatigue ( 36 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 31 Reports)|Cardiac Arrest ( 29 Reports)|Anxiety ( 26 Reports)|Chest Pain ( 26 Reports)|Completed Suicide ( 26 Reports)|Oedema Peripheral ( 26 Reports)|Vomiting ( 26 Reports)|Pain In Extremity ( 24 Reports)|Renal Failure ( 24 Reports)|Fall ( 23 Reports)|Muscle Spasms ( 23 Reports)|Death ( 22 Reports)|Headache ( 22 Reports)|Pyrexia ( 22 Reports)|Weight Decreased ( 22 Reports)|Arthralgia ( 20 Reports)|Hypersensitivity ( 20 Reports)|Abdominal Pain ( 19 Reports)|Blood Potassium Increased ( 19 Reports)|Cough ( 19 Reports)|Injury ( 19 Reports)|Renal Failure Acute ( 19 Reports)|Back Pain ( 18 Reports)|