Could Welchol cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports
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 7,243 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA. Among them, 519 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 7,615 users)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,575 Diarrhea patients).
On Dec, 25, 2016
7,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 519 people (7.17%) have Diarrhea
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Welchol when people have Diarrhea *:
- < 1 month: 65.38 %
- 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
- 6 - 12 months: 3.85 %
- 1 - 2 years: 11.54 %
- 2 - 5 years: 3.85 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol *:
- female: 63.64 %
- male: 36.36 %
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol *:
- 0-1: 0.27 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 1.33 %
- 20-29: 2.92 %
- 30-39: 5.31 %
- 40-49: 9.81 %
- 50-59: 28.12 %
- 60+: 52.25 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (101 people, 19.46%)
- High Blood Pressure (69 people, 13.29%)
- Crohn's Disease (57 people, 10.98%)
- Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (50 people, 9.63%)
- Osteoporosis (50 people, 9.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prilosec (78 people, 15.03%)
- Nexium (72 people, 13.87%)
- Lasix (66 people, 12.72%)
- Prednisone (58 people, 11.18%)
- Aspirin (58 people, 11.18%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (136 people, 26.20%)
- Weight Decreased (111 people, 21.39%)
- Fatigue (103 people, 19.85%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (84 people, 16.18%)
- Abdominal Pain (80 people, 15.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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