Welchol and Flushing - from FDA reports


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 Low density lipoprotein increased. This review analyzes which people have Flushing with Welchol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,735 people who have side effects when taking Welchol from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 24, 2017

7,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 232 people (3.0%) have Flushing


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Could Welchol cause Flushing?

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: 46.75 %
  • male: 53.25 %

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Welchol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.72 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.76 %
  • 40-49: 8.63 %
  • 50-59: 30.94 %
  • 60+: 53.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (35 people, 15.09%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (28 people, 12.07%)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 7.33%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (12 people, 5.17%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 3.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (147 people, 63.36%)
  • Aspirin (68 people, 29.31%)
  • Zetia (42 people, 18.10%)
  • Crestor (30 people, 12.93%)
  • Plavix (29 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (57 people, 24.57%)
  • Feeling Hot (52 people, 22.41%)
  • Rashes (43 people, 18.53%)
  • Paraesthesia (25 people, 10.78%)
  • Headache (17 people, 7.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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