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Licorice-induced hypokalemia in patients treated with Yokukansan preparations―identification of the risk factors in a retrospective cohort study―

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SHIMADA, Saori (University of Tsukuba, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Co-author(s): Saori Shimada: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    Tetsuaki Arai: Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    Akira Tamaoka: Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    Masato Homma: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Abstract:

    Backgrounds

    Yokukansan (YK) and Yokukansan-ka-chinpihange (YKCH), Japanese Kampo-medicines containing licorice, are currently used for behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia. Hypokalemia associated with licorice-induced pseudoaldosteronism is a major side effect for both drugs, though the risk factors remain unclear.

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Last update 4 October 2019

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