Review: could Xenical cause Diarrhea?


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Xenical, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have Weight loss . We study 11,041 people who have side effects while taking Xenical from FDA and social media. Among them, 610 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Xenical

Xenical has active ingredients of orlistat. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Xenical 11,142 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,494 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

11,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Xenical.
Among them, 610 people (5.52%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xenical cause Diarrhea?

Time on Xenical when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 32.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.47 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.42 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.05 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Xenical *:

  • female: 83.22 %
  • male: 16.78 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Xenical *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.21 %
  • 10-19: 0.84 %
  • 20-29: 4.61 %
  • 30-39: 12.37 %
  • 40-49: 21.8 %
  • 50-59: 30.19 %
  • 60+: 29.77 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Diarrhea **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (53 people, 8.69%)
  • Lasix (47 people, 7.70%)
  • Lipitor (43 people, 7.05%)
  • Celebrex (43 people, 7.05%)
  • Prilosec (39 people, 6.39%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Xenical, learn more)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Steatorrhoea (234 people, 38.36%)
  • Flatulence (117 people, 19.18%)
  • Constipation (92 people, 15.08%)
  • Loose Stools (80 people, 13.11%)
  • Nausea (62 people, 10.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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