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Review: could Welchol cause Diarrhea?





Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Welchol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 3,852 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

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 4,020 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 3,850 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 236 people (6.13%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Welchol reports

Time on Welchol when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea69.23%15.38%15.38%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea60.33%39.67%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.47%0.00%1.88%3.29%3.76%12.68%31.46%46.48%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Welchol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (46 people, 19.49%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (34 people, 14.41%)
  3. Hypertension (32 people, 13.56%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (27 people, 11.44%)
  5. Crohn's disease (26 people, 11.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (68 people, 28.81%)
  2. Prilosec (60 people, 25.42%)
  3. Nexium (51 people, 21.61%)
  4. Lasix (46 people, 19.49%)
  5. Prednisone (46 people, 19.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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