Review: could Colcrys cause Diarrhea?


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Colcrys, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Allopurinol, and have Gout . We study 856 people who have side effects while taking Colcrys from FDA and social media. Among them, 174 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Colcrys

Colcrys has active ingredients of colchicine. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Colcrys 853 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, dehydration (latest reports from 159,869 Diarrhea patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

856 people reported to have side effects when taking Colcrys.
Among them, 174 people (20.33%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Colcrys cause Diarrhea?

Time on Colcrys when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 79.37 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.59 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Colcrys *:

  • female: 46.79 %
  • male: 53.21 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Colcrys *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.46 %
  • 20-29: 4.38 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.76 %
  • 50-59: 10.22 %
  • 60+: 75.18 %

Severity if Diarrhea when taking Colcrys **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Diarrhea **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gout (101 people)
  • Hypertension (39 people)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (19 people)
  • Pain (13 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Allopurinol (28 people)
  • Aspirin (21 people)
  • Furosemide (14 people)
  • Lisinopril (12 people)
  • Prednisone (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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