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Potassium Safety Information and Side Effects

Potassium Safety Information



Hyperkalaemia ( 64 reports)    ➢ More

Unresponsive To Stimuli, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Alkalosis, Acidosis, Hyperkalaemia

This case suggests a potential Potassium Chloride Hyperkalaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypokalaemia and used Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA) starting Jan 21, 2014. Soon after starting Potassium Chloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Pulseless Electrical Activity
  • Alkalosis
  • Acidosis
  • Hyperkalaemia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Potassium Chloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hyperkalaemia, may still occur.

Nausea ( 46 reports)    ➢ More

Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea

Adverse event was reported on Mar 04, 2014 by a Female taking Potassium (Dosage: 20 Meq 2 Packets Once A Day) . Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 61 years of age, Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: abdominal pain upper, nausea.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisone (5mg 4 Tablets Once A Day)
  • Propranolol (20mg 1 Tablet Twice A Day)
  • Metronidazole
  • Lipitor
  • Metoprolol
  • Humira
  • Lansoprazole (30mg 2 Tablets Once A Day)
  • Mesalamine (250mg 4 Capsules Three Times A Day)

Pain ( 45 reports)    ➢ More

Pain, Joint Swelling, Abasia, Sensation Of Heaviness, Local Swelling

This Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Nov 29, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Potassium (dosage: 10 Nieq 2 Pills Twice Daily By Mouth). The following health products were being taken at the same time:
  • Hydrochorothiazide
  • Oyster Shell
  • Alendronate Sodium
  • Naproxen Pain + Fever
  • When commencing Potassium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
    • Pain
    • Joint Swelling
    • Abasia
    • Sensation Of Heaviness
    • Local Swelling
    The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although all health products are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

    Dyspnoea ( 43 reports)    ➢ More

    Dyspnoea, Chest Pain, Urinary Tract Infection, Atrial Fibrillation, Pyrexia

    A case of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was presented. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA) starting Feb 06, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mag (magnesium Pidolate)
  • Systane (propylene Glycol/macrogol) (macrogol, Propylene Glycol)
  • Zovirax
  • Tasigna (400 Mg, Bid, Oral)
  • Bumex
  • Levoxyl
  • Lopressor
  • Compazine
  • Soon after that, the subject experienced the following of symptoms:
    • Dyspnoea
    • Chest Pain
    • Urinary Tract Infection
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Pyrexia
    The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Potassium Chloride could cause Dyspnoea and that some female subjects may be more susceptible.

    Dizziness ( 42 reports)    ➢ More

    Anxiety, Blood Pressure Increased, Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness, Condition Aggravated, Product Quality Issue

    on Nov 30, 2011 a Female from UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, was treated with Potassium Cl. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: anxiety, blood pressure increased, feeling abnormal, dizziness, condition aggravated, product quality issue. Potassium Cl dosage: NA.
    Associated medications used:
    • Lorazepam
    • Pancrease Mt16
    • Imitrex
    • Synthroid
    • Phillips Gel Caps
    • Nodoz
    • Pepcid Ac
    • Treximet (1tab As Required)

    Common Potassium Side Effects

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    Hyperkalaemia (64)
    Nausea (46)
    Pain (45)
    Dyspnoea (43)
    Dizziness (42)
    Asthenia (41)
    Fatigue (37)
    Cardiac Arrest (34)
    Diarrhoea (32)
    Completed Suicide (29)
    Renal Failure (28)
    Vomiting (28)
    Oedema Peripheral (27)
    Anxiety (26)
    Chest Pain (26)
    Muscle Spasms (25)
    Pain In Extremity (25)
    Death (24)
    Fall (24)
    Pyrexia (23)
    Headache (22)
    Weight Decreased (22)
    Blood Potassium Increased (21)
    Hypersensitivity (21)
    Arthralgia (20)
    Renal Failure Acute (20)
    Abdominal Pain (19)
    Cough (19)
    Hypotension (19)
    Injury (19)
    Pneumonia (18)
    Dehydration (18)
    Back Pain (18)
    Abdominal Pain Upper (18)
    Anaemia (17)
    Confusional State (17)
    Depression (17)
    Hypertension (17)
    Malaise (17)
    Overdose (17)
    Cerebrovascular Accident (16)
    Hypokalaemia (16)
    Respiratory Failure (15)
    Rash (15)
    Injection Site Pain (15)
    Cardiac Failure Congestive (15)
    Blood Potassium Decreased (14)
    Feeling Abnormal (14)
    Product Quality Issue (14)
    Thrombocytopenia (14)

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