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Review: could Welchol cause Flushing (Skin blushing/flushing)?

We study 3,847 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 197 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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Welchol

Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,014 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) (latest reports from 377,280 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.

On Aug, 28, 2014: 3,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 197 people (5.12%) have Flushing. They amount to 0.05% of all the 377,548 people who have Flushing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Flushing in Welchol reports

Time on Welchol when people have Flushing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flushing80.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol * :

FemaleMale
Flushing43.37%56.63%

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flushing0.00%0.00%1.63%0.00%5.69%8.13%34.96%49.59%

Severity of Flushing when taking Welchol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Flushing ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (47 people, 23.86%)
  2. Low density lipoprotein increased (26 people, 13.20%)
  3. High density lipoprotein decreased (21 people, 10.66%)
  4. Blood triglycerides increased (21 people, 10.66%)
  5. Hypertension (16 people, 8.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (143 people, 72.59%)
  2. Aspirin (92 people, 46.70%)
  3. Zetia (34 people, 17.26%)
  4. Crestor (30 people, 15.23%)
  5. Plavix (26 people, 13.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I take my meds at bed time and wake up several times a night with warmth flushing feeling through my whole body. On my 4th day of taking celexa - will this side affect go away ?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • i have a hot face on a daily basis, and i get hot flushes on a daily basis since march 2014. i have noticed mild flushing before that when i started taking it 2 years ago but its only gotten bad since march 2014

    Reply

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