Could Welchol cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


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 Prilosec, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 7,331 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA. Among them, 488 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 7,611 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,507 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

7,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 488 people (6.66%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Welchol cause Diarrhea?

Time on Welchol when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 51.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol *:

  • female: 63.58 %
  • male: 36.42 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol *:

  • 0-1: 0.29 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.45 %
  • 20-29: 3.18 %
  • 30-39: 4.91 %
  • 40-49: 10.12 %
  • 50-59: 28.32 %
  • 60+: 51.73 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (77 people, 15.78%)
  • Nexium (69 people, 14.14%)
  • Lasix (65 people, 13.32%)
  • Prednisone (58 people, 11.89%)
  • Aspirin (57 people, 11.68%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (68 people, 13.93%)
  • Crohn's Disease (57 people, 11.68%)
  • Osteoporosis (51 people, 10.45%)
  • Pain (35 people, 7.17%)
  • Depression (30 people, 6.15%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (126 people, 25.82%)
  • Weight Decreased (100 people, 20.49%)
  • Fatigue (100 people, 20.49%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (82 people, 16.80%)
  • Abdominal Pain (78 people, 15.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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