Could Welchol cause Flushing - from FDA reports
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 7,243 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA. Among them, 227 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing 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 7,613 users)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 67,558 Flushing patients).
On Dec, 08, 2016
7,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 227 people (3.13%) have Flushing
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Welchol when people have Flushing *:
- < 1 month: 80 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol *:
- female: 46.9 %
- male: 53.1 %
Age of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.73 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 5.84 %
- 40-49: 8.76 %
- 50-59: 31.39 %
- 60+: 53.28 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Niaspan (147 people, 64.76%)
- Aspirin (68 people, 29.96%)
- Zetia (42 people, 18.50%)
- Plavix (29 people, 12.78%)
- Crestor (29 people, 12.78%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Welchol, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (35 people, 15.42%)
- High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (28 people, 12.33%)
- High Blood Pressure (17 people, 7.49%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (12 people, 5.29%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Itching (57 people, 25.11%)
- Feeling Hot (52 people, 22.91%)
- Rashes (42 people, 18.50%)
- Paraesthesia (25 people, 11.01%)
- Diarrhea (17 people, 7.49%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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