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Review: could Atacand cause Diarrhoea?

Summary: Diarrhoea could be caused by Atacand, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 14,887 people who have side effects while taking Atacand from FDA and social media. Among them, 502 have Diarrhoea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhoea and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 14,887 people reported to have side effects when taking Atacand. Among them, 572 people (3.84%) have Diarrhoea. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,092,660 people who have Diarrhoea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhoea in Atacand reports

Time on Atacand when people have Diarrhoea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhoea22.22%33.33%9.26%7.41%14.81%12.96%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Atacand * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhoea59.15%40.85%

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Atacand * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhoea0.00%0.00%0.00%0.52%3.32%2.97%16.06%77.14%

Severity of Diarrhoea when taking Atacand ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhoea0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhoea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhoea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (139 people, 24.30%)
  2. Pain (29 people, 5.07%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (28 people, 4.90%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (27 people, 4.72%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (23 people, 4.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (94 people, 16.43%)
  2. Atacand hct (92 people, 16.08%)
  3. Lasix (54 people, 9.44%)
  4. Norvasc (53 people, 9.27%)
  5. Lipitor (52 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I've only taken the drug for 3 days but I'm stopping taking it as the diarrhea is so severe. I have IBS D which might be part of the problem. I have been taking 15 mg of mirtazapine but this was causing some weight gain and sometimes bad dreams so I requested a change of antidepressant.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Daily diarrhoea at start of high dose 32mg.

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