Review: could Welchol cause Flushing?
Summary: Flushing could be caused by Welchol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased.
We study 3,832 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 (latest outcomes from 3,999 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) (latest reports from 372,376 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia.
On Apr, 17, 2014: 3,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 197 people (5.16%) have Flushing. They amount to 0.05% of all the 372,159 people who have Flushing on eHealthMe.
Time on Welchol when people have Flushing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol * :
Age of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol * :
Severity of Flushing when taking Welchol ** :
How people recovered from Flushing ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (47 people, 23.86%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (26 people, 13.20%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (21 people, 10.66%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (21 people, 10.66%)
- Hypertension (16 people, 8.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (143 people, 72.59%)
- Aspirin (92 people, 46.70%)
- Zetia (34 people, 17.26%)
- Crestor (30 people, 15.23%)
- Plavix (26 people, 13.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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