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Potassium Hypertension Side Effects

Potassium Hypertension Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Hypertension, 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.



Respiratory Failure, Tachycardia, Hypertension

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a health professional from PT. A 62-year-old 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:
  • Bupivacaine
  • Bupivacaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
When starting to take Potassium Chloride the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypertension
These side effects may potentially be related to Potassium Chloride.
Injury, Dizziness, Lethargy, Hypertension, Neurological Symptom, Somnolence, Hemiplegia, Pulmonary Vascular Disorder, Hip Arthroplasty

This Hypertension Potassium Chloride side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 09, 2012. A Female , 88 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was treated with Potassium Chloride. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Injury
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Hypertension
  • Neurological Symptom
  • Somnolence
  • Hemiplegia
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disorder
  • Hip Arthroplasty
. Potassium Chloride dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Digoxin
  • Flexeril
  • Cardizem (Drip)
  • Lovenox
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Lasix
  • Diltiazem
  • Diovan
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Hypertension, Visual Impairment, Contusion, Surgery, Glaucoma, Benign Breast Neoplasm, Hernia Repair, Eye Operation, Open Wound

This is a Potassium side effect report of a 60-year-old 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, 2004), combined with:
  • Plavix
  • Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Atenolol
  • Premarin
  • Pantoprazole
  • Plavix
  • Aspirin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypertension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Hypertension
  • Visual Impairment
  • Contusion
  • Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Benign Breast Neoplasm
  • Hernia Repair
  • Eye Operation
  • Open Wound
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Potassium treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Hypertension.

Pain, Back Pain, Hypertension, Abdominal Pain, Hypersensitivity, Chest Pain, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Hypotension

A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Potassium Chloride treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 08, 2011. Soon after starting Potassium Chloride treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Hypertension
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Dizziness
  • Hypotension
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Allegra
  • Lyrica
  • Gemzar
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil
  • Protonix
  • Benadryl
  • Anzemet
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Potassium Chloride side effects, such as Hypertension.
Aphasia, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase, Blood Potassium Decreased, Hypertension, Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Chills, Haematemesis

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Potassium Chloride on Feb 03, 2012. Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: aphasia, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, blood alkaline phosphatase, blood potassium decreased, hypertension, packed red blood cell transfusion, chills, haematemesis Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 14.77 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Potassium Chloride dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Coreg
  • Levaquin
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab
  • Atrovent
  • Aspirin
  • Furosemide
  • Albuterol
  • Prednisone Tab
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Hypoaesthesia, Hypertension, Convulsion, Pain In Extremity, Dyspnoea, Faecal Volume Increased, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Chest Discomfort, Condition Aggravated

This report suggests a potential Potassium Hypertension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypertension,diabetes mellitus and used Potassium (dosage: 10 Meq, 2x/day) starting NS. Soon after starting Potassium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Hypertension
  • Convulsion
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Dyspnoea
  • Faecal Volume Increased
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Condition Aggravated
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Glyburide (2.5 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Benazepril (10 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Premarin (Unk)
  • Ranexa (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Carvedilol (6.25 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (325 Mg, Daily)
  • Metformin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Potassium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypertension, may still occur.
Scar, Hypertension, Fluid Retention, Crying, Amnesia, Intestinal Resection, Suicidal Ideation, Abdominal Hernia

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Nov 09, 2011 by a Female taking Potassium (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 252.2 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: scar, hypertension, fluid retention, crying, amnesia, intestinal resection, suicidal ideation, abdominal hernia. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Humira
  • Humira
  • Paxil (Daily Dose: 62.5mg)
  • Lamictal
  • Humira (Loading Dose)
Transient Ischaemic Attack, Hypertension, Sinus Arrhythmia

This Hypertension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 85-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Calcium Magnesium (1 Daily)
  • Lorazepam
  • Fosinopril Sodium
  • Terazosin Hcl
  • Aspirin
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Crestor
  • Furosemide
When commencing Potassium Chloride, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack
  • Hypertension
  • Sinus Arrhythmia
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 Hypertension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thrombophlebitis, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Cerebrovascular Accident, Blood Pressure Diastolic Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Hiatus Hernia, Ulcer

This is a Potassium side effect report of a 90-year-old female 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:
  • Theragram (1 Am)
  • Colace
  • Nexium
  • Crestor
  • Lasix
  • Prozac
  • Xanax
  • Aspirin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive
  • Sinusitis
  • Hypertension
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Blood Pressure Diastolic Increased
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Ulcer
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Potassium could cause Hypertension and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Upper Airway Obstruction, Hypertension, Dyspnoea, Local Swelling

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 08, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, was treated with Potassium 99. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Potassium side effects: upper airway obstruction, hypertension, dyspnoea, local swelling. Potassium 99 dosage: 99 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Provera (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Propofol
  • Tramadol Hcl (100 Mg, Q8h)
  • Premarin (0.625 Mg, Unk)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (Unk)
  • Neupogen
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Potassium 99.
Dyspnoea Paroxysmal Nocturnal, Sinus Bradycardia, Hypertension, Back Pain, Ligament Sprain, Hypoaesthesia, Costochondritis, Tricuspid Valve Incompetence, Chest Pain

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Potassium Chloride (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Darvocet-n 50
  • Chantix
  • Norvasc
  • Bentyl
  • Tylenol-500
  • Cozaar
  • Aldactone
  • Ampicillin Sodium
When starting to take Potassium Chloride the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dyspnoea Paroxysmal Nocturnal
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Hypertension
  • Back Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Costochondritis
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Chest Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Potassium Chloride.
Cataract, Vitamin D Deficiency, Lethargy, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Fatigue, Polyp, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased

This Hypertension Potassium side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 22, 2011. A male , weighting 268.0 lb, was treated with Potassium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Cataract
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Lethargy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertension
  • Fatigue
  • Polyp
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight Decreased
. Potassium dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Allopurinol
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Lasix
  • Remicade
  • Proscar
  • Folic Acid
  • Entocort Ec
Cardiac Failure Congestive, Coagulation Time Prolonged, Prothrombin Time Abnormal, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Agitation, Dyspepsia, Pain, Rash, Hypertension

This is a Potassium side effect report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Potassium (dosage:NA, start time: Dec 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Aspirin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypertension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive
  • Coagulation Time Prolonged
  • Prothrombin Time Abnormal
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Agitation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Hypertension
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Potassium treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Hypertension.
Hypertension, Cholelithiasis, Suicidal Ideation

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Potassium treatment (dosage: 120 Mg, 2x/day) on Jan 01, 1995. Soon after starting Potassium treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypertension
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Suicidal Ideation
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diltiazem (120 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Cholestyramine Resin
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Xanax (1 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Zoloft (100 Mg, 1x/day)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Potassium side effects, such as Hypertension.
Bronchospasm, Hypertension, Hypoxia, Infusion Related Reaction, Chills

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Potassium Guaiacolsulfonate on Mar 01, 2011. After Potassium was administered, patient encountered several Potassium side effects: bronchospasm, hypertension, hypoxia, infusion related reaction, chills Additional patient health information: male , 88 years of age, weighting 72.60 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Potassium Guaiacolsulfonate dosage: 690 Mg Other Iv. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Potassium Citrate (690 Mg Other Iv)
  • Morphine (690 Mg Other Iv)
Cough, Dyspnoea, Hypertension, Respiratory Distress, Tachycardia

This report suggests a potential Potassium Chloride Hypertension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 69-year-old female patient from CANADA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Potassium Chloride (dosage: Intravenous) starting NS. Soon after starting Potassium Chloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Hypertension
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Tachycardia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Sodium Chloride (1 Liter, Intravenous)
  • Cisplatin (42 Mg (3 Week) Intravenous)
  • Ondansetron
  • Dexamethasone Tab
The patient was hospitalized. Although Potassium Chloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypertension, may still occur.
Hypertension, Paraesthesia, Paresis, Pulmonary Oedema, Respiratory Failure, Stress Cardiomyopathy, Tachycardia

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 03, 2009 by a Female taking Potassium Chloride 0.15% In Dextrose 5% (dosage: NA) . Location: ITALY , 32 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Potassium side effects: hypertension, paraesthesia, paresis, pulmonary oedema, respiratory failure, stress cardiomyopathy, tachycardia. Additional medications/treatments:

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Potassium Hypertension Causes and Reviews


Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

  • 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
  • 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
  • Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called preHypertension. PreHypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet and taking medicines, if needed.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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