Welchol and 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. This review analyzes which people have Flushing with Welchol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,614 people who have side effects when taking Welchol from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 23, 2017
7,614 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 230 people (3.02%) 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: 46.29 %
- male: 53.71 %
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 conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (99 people, 43.04%)
- Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (35 people, 15.22%)
- High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (28 people, 12.17%)
- High Blood Pressure (17 people, 7.39%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (12 people, 5.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Niaspan (147 people, 63.91%)
- Aspirin (68 people, 29.57%)
- Zetia (42 people, 18.26%)
- Plavix (29 people, 12.61%)
- Crestor (29 people, 12.61%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Itching (57 people, 24.78%)
- Feeling Hot (52 people, 22.61%)
- Rashes (42 people, 18.26%)
- Paraesthesia (25 people, 10.87%)
- Diarrhea (17 people, 7.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Flushing when taking Welchol?
Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 7,990 users)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 69,846 Flushing patients).
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