Will you have Diarrhea with Xenical - from FDA reports

Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Xenical, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,319 people who have side effects when taking Xenical from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on orlistat (the active ingredients of Xenical) and Xenical (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Diarrhea are also considered in the study.

What is Xenical?

Xenical has active ingredients of orlistat. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Xenical 11,461 users)

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 389,539 Diarrhea patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Feb, 19, 2019

11,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Xenical.
Among them, 639 people (5.65%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xenical cause Diarrhea?

Time on Xenical when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 33.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.99 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Xenical *:

  • female: 83.15 %
  • male: 16.85 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Xenical *:

  • 0-1: 0.2 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 0.81 %
  • 20-29: 4.67 %
  • 30-39: 11.76 %
  • 40-49: 21.7 %
  • 50-59: 29.82 %
  • 60+: 30.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 14 people, 2.19%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 13 people, 2.03%
  3. Weight Decreased: 9 people, 1.41%
  4. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 7 people, 1.10%
  5. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 7 people, 1.10%
  6. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 4 people, 0.63%
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 4 people, 0.63%
  8. Depression: 4 people, 0.63%
  9. Preventive Health Care: 4 people, 0.63%
  10. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 3 people, 0.47%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid: 55 people, 8.61%
  2. Lasix: 48 people, 7.51%
  3. Lipitor: 45 people, 7.04%
  4. Celebrex: 44 people, 6.89%
  5. Prilosec: 39 people, 6.10%
  6. Premarin: 32 people, 5.01%
  7. Xanax: 27 people, 4.23%
  8. Glucophage: 26 people, 4.07%
  9. Vioxx: 26 people, 4.07%
  10. Zyrtec: 24 people, 3.76%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Steatorrhea: 237 people, 37.09%
  2. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus): 119 people, 18.62%
  3. Constipation: 93 people, 14.55%
  4. Loose Stools: 80 people, 12.52%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 65 people, 10.17%
  6. Defaecation Urgency (a sudden compelling urge to defecate): 56 people, 8.76%
  7. Faeces Discolored: 55 people, 8.61%
  8. Weight Increased: 46 people, 7.20%
  9. Nausea And Vomiting: 43 people, 6.73%
  10. Abdominal Distension: 39 people, 6.10%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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