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Welchol vs Crestor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Welchol vs Crestor for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 5,032 female patients aged 56 who take the drugs are studied in Welchol vs Crestor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female56High blood cholesterol and triglycerides

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Welchol colesevelam hydrochlorideDaiichi Sankyo
Crestor rosuvastatin calciumIpr

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 56 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Welchol (Daiichi Sankyo)Crestor (Ipr)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Headache (pain in head)
DiarrhoeaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Asthenia (weakness)
AsthmaDizziness
Periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth)Pain In Extremity
Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)Pain
ConstipationDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Welchol (Daiichi Sankyo)Crestor (Ipr)
Weight DecreasedDepression
Dyspepsia (indigestion)Facial Pain
Bone Density DecreasedMyalgia (muscle pain)
Drug IneffectiveHigh Blood Cholesterol
Pyrexia (fever)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Biliary Cirrhosis Primary (primary biliary cirrhosis (pbc) is a long-term liver disease that damages the small bile ducts in the liver. the build-up of bile damages the liver)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
VomitingPain In Extremity
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Gallbladder Polyp (growths or lesions resembling growths (polypoid lesions) in the wall of the gallbladder)Dizziness
Gallbladder DisorderBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Welchol0.00%37.93%37.93%13.79%10.34%
Crestor1.66%13.74%28.20%45.26%11.14%

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Related topic: Crestor, High blood cholesterol and triglycerides, Welchol

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On eHealthMe, Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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