Welchol and Diarrhea - from FDA reports
Diarrhea is found among people who take Welchol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prilosec, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Diarrhea 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 Dec, 02, 2017
7,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 559 people (7.23%) have Diarrhea
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Welchol when people have Diarrhea *:
- < 1 month: 56 %
- 1 - 6 months: 16 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4 %
- 1 - 2 years: 16 %
- 2 - 5 years: 4 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 4 %
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol *:
- female: 63.85 %
- male: 36.15 %
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Welchol *:
- 0-1: 0.25 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 1.25 %
- 20-29: 3.0 %
- 30-39: 5.0 %
- 40-49: 9.5 %
- 50-59: 28.25 %
- 60+: 52.75 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (73 people, 13.06%)
- Crohn's Disease (58 people, 10.38%)
- Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (52 people, 9.30%)
- Osteoporosis (51 people, 9.12%)
- Pain (38 people, 6.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Prilosec (80 people, 14.31%)
- Nexium (73 people, 13.06%)
- Lasix (66 people, 11.81%)
- Prednisone (58 people, 10.38%)
- Aspirin (58 people, 10.38%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (145 people, 25.94%)
- Weight Decreased (119 people, 21.29%)
- Fatigue (107 people, 19.14%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (87 people, 15.56%)
- Abdominal Pain (80 people, 14.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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