Xenical and Earache - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Earache is found among people who take Xenical, especially for people who are male, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Xenical and have Earache. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,473 people who have side effects when taking Xenical from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On Jul, 24, 2022

11,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Xenical.
Among them, 8 people (0.07%) have Earache.

What is Xenical?

Xenical has active ingredients of orlistat. It is often used in weight loss. eHealthMe is studying from 11,629 Xenical users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Earache?

Earache (ear pain) is found to be associated with 629 drugs by eHealthMe.

Number of Xenical and Earache reports submitted per year:

Could Xenical cause Earache?

Gender of people who have Earache when taking Xenical *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Earache when taking Xenical *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 75.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Xenical *:

  1. Acetaminophen: 4 people, 50.00%
  2. Zyrtec: 1 person, 12.50%
  3. Toprol-Xl: 1 person, 12.50%
  4. Tambocor: 1 person, 12.50%
  5. Provera: 1 person, 12.50%
  6. Prilosec: 1 person, 12.50%
  7. Premarin: 1 person, 12.50%
  8. Ibuprofen: 1 person, 12.50%
  9. Dyazide: 1 person, 12.50%
  10. Celebrex: 1 person, 12.50%

Common side effects people have besides Earache *:

  1. Hepatic Failure (liver failure): 4 people, 50.00%
  2. Urine Discoloration: 3 people, 37.50%
  3. Liver Function Tests Nos Abnormal: 2 people, 25.00%
  4. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx): 2 people, 25.00%
  5. Blood Bilirubin Increased: 2 people, 25.00%
  6. Ammonia Increased: 2 people, 25.00%
  7. Nosocomial Infection (infection from hospital): 2 people, 25.00%
  8. Face Oedema (swelling of face): 1 person, 12.50%
  9. Eye Pain: 1 person, 12.50%
  10. Enterococcal Bacteraemia (presence of bacteria lactic acid in the blood): 1 person, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Xenical and have Earache?

Check whether Earache is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It 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. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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