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Potassium Dehydration Side Effects

Potassium Dehydration Side Effect Reports


The following Potassium Dehydration side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Dehydration, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Potassium or it might take time to develop.



Renal Failure, Dehydration

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Magnesium (magnesium)
  • Neurontin (gabapentin)
  • Vitamin D3 (colecalciferol)
When starting to take Potassium Chloride the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Renal Failure
  • Dehydration
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Potassium Chloride.
Dehydration, Blood Potassium Decreased, Syncope, Fatigue, Nausea

This Dehydration Potassium Chloride side effect was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES on Sep 10, 2011. A Female , 68 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, was treated with Potassium Chloride. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dehydration
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Syncope
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
. Potassium Chloride dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Nortriptyline Hcl (nortriptyline Hydrochloride)
  • Coumadin
  • Trazamine (tirapazamine)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Allegra
  • Evista
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Qd X 21 Days Every 28 Days, Po)
  • Dexamethasone
The patient was hospitalized.
Vomiting, Cerebrovascular Accident, Nausea, Cardiac Disorder, Depression, Dehydration, Arteriosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Amnesia

This is a Potassium Chloride side effect report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Potassium Chloride (dosage:NA, start time: Jul 31, 2006), combined with:
  • Zocor
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Janumet
  • Lasix
  • Glipizide
  • Lorcet-hd
  • Alprazolam
  • Lisinopril
, and developed a serious reaction and a Dehydration side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Vomiting
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Nausea
  • Cardiac Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Amnesia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Potassium Chloride treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Dehydration.

Nausea, Dehydration, Pneumonia

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Potassium treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Potassium treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Pneumonia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Potassium side effects, such as Dehydration.
Nausea, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Potassium on Nov 02, 2011. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: nausea, dehydration, renal failure acute Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 118.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Potassium dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Prilosec
  • Furosemide (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Morphine Sulfate (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Calcium
  • Hydrocortisone (20 Mg, Bid)
The patient was hospitalized.
Stasis Dermatitis, Colon Cancer, Dysphagia, Rectocele, Dehydration, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Lymphadenopathy, Asthma

This report suggests a potential Potassium Chloride Dehydration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): blood potassium,blood pressure,polyuria and used Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2001. Soon after starting Potassium Chloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Dysphagia
  • Rectocele
  • Dehydration
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Asthma
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Toprol-xl
  • Lasix
The patient was hospitalized. Although Potassium Chloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dehydration, may still occur.
Dehydration, Urinary Tract Infection, Addison's Disease

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 19, 2011 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 166.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: dehydration, urinary tract infection, addison's disease. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Fludrocortisone Acetate
  • Levoxyl
  • Omeprazole
  • Vytorin
  • Aspirin
  • Calcium +d /00188401/
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Anaemia, Asthenia, Dehydration, Gastrointestinal Tract Irritation

This Dehydration problem was reported by a health professional from CANADA. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jun 02, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Cortisone Acetate (Decreasing Doses)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (4 Weeks)
  • Accupril
  • Acetaminophen
  • Metoclopramide
  • Remicade (Dose Strength: 100mg/vial)
When commencing Potassium Chloride, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anaemia
  • Asthenia
  • Dehydration
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Irritation
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dehydration, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
International Normalised Ratio Increased, Dehydration

This is a Potassium side effect report of a 79-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Potassium (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Flagyl
  • Magnesium
  • Coumadin (Taken 2 Months Ago 1 Df:1-2mg)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • International Normalised Ratio Increased
  • Dehydration
This opens a possibility that Potassium could cause Dehydration and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Vomiting, Bronchitis, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Diarrhoea, Hyperkalaemia, Red Blood Cell Count Decreased, Coronary Artery Disease, Oral Herpes

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 13, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 162.1 lb, was treated with Potassium. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: vomiting, bronchitis, dehydration, renal failure acute, diarrhoea, hyperkalaemia, red blood cell count decreased, coronary artery disease, oral herpes. Potassium dosage: 75 Milligram.
Associated medications used:
  • Omeprazole (40 Milligram)
  • Imodium Multi-symptom Relief
  • Lyrica (75 Milligram)
  • Amlodipine (5 Milligram)
  • Dexamethasone (4 Milligram)
  • Revlimid (25 Milligram)
  • Vitamin D (5000 Iu (international Unit))
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (50 Microgram)
These side effects may potentially be related to Potassium.
Dehydration, Weight Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Oedema Peripheral, Crohn's Disease

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: mineral supplementation,arthritis,fluid retention,oral herpes,pain,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,vitamin supplementation,nausea,muscle spasms. The patient was prescribed Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA), which was started on Mar 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Celebrex
  • Lasix
  • Valtrex
  • Percocet
  • Protonix
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Zofran
  • Flexeril
When starting to take Potassium Chloride the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dehydration
  • Weight Decreased
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Crohn's Disease
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Potassium Chloride.
Dehydration, Asthenia, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Fatigue, Hypokalaemia, Vomiting

This Dehydration Potassium Chloride side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 14, 2011. A Female , 52 years of age, was treated with Potassium Chloride. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dehydration
  • Asthenia
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Fatigue
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Vomiting
. Potassium Chloride dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Prochlorperazine Edisylate (prochlorrperazine Edisylate)
  • Erlotinib Hydrochloride (150 Mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Albuterol (salabutamol)
The patient was hospitalized.
Vomiting, Gastroenteritis Viral, Dehydration, Dizziness

This is a Potassium side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Potassium (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 01, 2005), combined with:
  • Aspirin
  • Metoprolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Methotrexate (3 On Fridays, 4 On Saturdays)
  • Metformin
  • Folic
  • Simvastatin
  • Levothyroxine
, and developed a serious reaction and a Dehydration side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Vomiting
  • Gastroenteritis Viral
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Potassium treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Dehydration.
Dehydration, Dysphagia, Malnutrition, Nausea, Oesophagitis, Pyrexia, Vomiting

A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Potassium Chloride treatment (dosage: Unk) on May 08, 2007. Soon after starting Potassium Chloride treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Dehydration
  • Dysphagia
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Oesophagitis
  • Pyrexia
  • Vomiting
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Naprosyn (Unk)
  • Lasix (Unk)
  • Oxaliplatin (93 Mg (40 Mg/m2))
  • Capecitabine (2150 Mg (1000 Mg/m2))
  • Docetaxel (46 Mg (20 Mg/m2))
  • Insulin (Unk)
  • Glyburide (Unk)
  • Glucophage (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Potassium Chloride side effects, such as Dehydration.
Dehydration, Dysphagia, Malnutrition, Nausea, Pyrexia, Vomiting

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Potassium Chloride on Jun 18, 2007. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: dehydration, dysphagia, malnutrition, nausea, pyrexia, vomiting Additional patient health information: male , weighting 259.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Potassium Chloride dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Naprosyn (Unk)
  • Lasix (Unk)
  • Oxaliplatin (93 Mg (40 Mg/m2))
  • Capecitabine (2150 Mg (1000 Mg/m2))
  • Docetaxel (46 Mg (20 Mg/m2))
  • Insulin (Unk)
  • Glyburide (Unk)
  • Glucophage (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Acute Prerenal Failure, Asthenia, Atrioventricular Block First Degree, Blood Creatinine Increased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Hyperkalaemia

This report suggests a potential Potassium Chloride Dehydration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old patient from GERMANY (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Potassium Chloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Acute Prerenal Failure
  • Asthenia
  • Atrioventricular Block First Degree
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Hyperkalaemia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Prinivil
  • Spironolactone
  • Combivent
  • Darvocet-n 100
  • Lasix
  • Zocor
  • Citalopram
  • Hydroxyzine Hcl
The patient was hospitalized. Although Potassium Chloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dehydration, may still occur.
Base Excess Decreased, Blood Bicarbonate Decreased, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Magnesium Increased, Blood Ph Decreased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Urea Increased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Aug 07, 2006 by a male taking Potassium Chloride (dosage: 5 Mg, Qid) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 58 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: base excess decreased, blood bicarbonate decreased, blood creatinine increased, blood magnesium increased, blood ph decreased, blood sodium decreased, blood urea increased, dehydration, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Magnesium Oxide (1.2 G, Qid)
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Spironolactone (125 Mg/day)
  • Thyroxine (250 Ug/day)
Acute Prerenal Failure, Asthenia, Atrioventricular Block First Degree, Blood Creatinine Increased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Hyperkalaemia

This Dehydration problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES. A 63-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Potassium Chloride (dosage: 40meq Po Bid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lisinopril (5mg Po Qd)
  • Spironolactone (25 Mg Po Qd)
  • Citalopram
  • Furosemide
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Insulin
  • Warfarin
When commencing Potassium Chloride, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Acute Prerenal Failure
  • Asthenia
  • Atrioventricular Block First Degree
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Hyperkalaemia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dehydration, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Potassium Dehydration Causes and Reviews


When you're dehydrated, your body doesn't have enough fluid and electrolytes to work properly. An average person on an average day needs about 3 quarts of water. But if you're out in the hot sun or are exercising a lot, you need a lot more than that. You can also become dehydrated if you are vomiting, have diarrhea, or are sweating a lot. People who are elderly, very young, taking certain medications, or have a chronic illness have a greater risk.

Signs of Dehydration in adults include

  • Being thirsty
  • Urinating less often than usual
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Dry skin
  • Feeling tired
  • Dizziness and fainting

Signs of Dehydration in babies and young children include a dry mouth and tongue, crying without tears, no wet diapers for 3 hours or more, a high fever and being unusually sleepy or drowsy.

If you think you're dehydrated, drink small amounts of water over a period of time. Drinking too much all at once can overload your stomach and make you throw up. If you are exercising in the heat and losing a lot of minerals in sweat, sports drinks can be helpful. Avoid any drinks that have caffeine.

NIH: National Institutes of Health


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