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

Summary: Flushing is found among people who take Welchol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 3,857 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 has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 4,026 Welchol users)

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,068 Flushing patients)

On Mar, 6, 2015: 3,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 197 people (5.11%) have Flushing.

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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