Review: could Welchol cause Diarrhea?
We study 3,838 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 236 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,007 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,108,038 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.
On Jul, 20, 2014: 3,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 236 people (6.15%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,106,022 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.
Time on Welchol when people have Diarrhea * :
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Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol * :
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How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (46 people, 19.49%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (34 people, 14.41%)
- Hypertension (32 people, 13.56%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (27 people, 11.44%)
- Crohn's disease (26 people, 11.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (68 people, 28.81%)
- Prilosec (60 people, 25.42%)
- Nexium (51 people, 21.61%)
- Lasix (46 people, 19.49%)
- Prednisone (46 people, 19.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Welchol is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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