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Review: could Xenical cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Xenical, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Celebrex, and have Obesity.

We study 10,755 people who have side effects while taking Xenical from FDA and social media. Among them, 591 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Xenical

Xenical (latest outcomes from 10,846 users) has active ingredients of orlistat. It is often used in weight loss.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,088,760 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 10,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Xenical. Among them, 591 people (5.50%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,087,461 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in Xenical reports

Time on Xenical when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea29.70%50.50%7.92%2.97%7.92%0.99%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Xenical * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea83.95%16.05%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Xenical * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.20%0.20%1.02%4.70%12.07%21.27%29.45%31.08%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Xenical ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Obesity (68 people, 11.51%)
  2. Pain (13 people, 2.20%)
  3. Weight control (12 people, 2.03%)
  4. Hypertension (11 people, 1.86%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (7 people, 1.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Celebrex (46 people, 7.78%)
  2. Lasix (46 people, 7.78%)
  3. Lipitor (44 people, 7.45%)
  4. Prilosec (42 people, 7.11%)
  5. Aspirin (40 people, 6.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • after three(3) days of vancomycin 4 times per day to treat my c diff infection, woke up to find that i now had 3 or 4 black line floaters in the vision of my right eye on which i had had cataract surgery 8 weeks ago.
    will they go away when i stop the vancomycin?

    Reply

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