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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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What are the drugs

Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,010 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,964 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 5,079 female patients aged 56 who take the same 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)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaArthralgia (joint pain)
AsthmaAsthenia (weakness)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Dizziness
Periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth)Pain In Extremity
ConstipationPain
Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)Dyspnoea (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
Bone Density DecreasedFacial Pain
Dyspepsia (indigestion)High Blood Cholesterol
Drug IneffectiveMyalgia (muscle pain)
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Biliary Cirrhosis (biliary cirrhosis occurs due to obstruction to the flow of bile through bile ducts either within the liver or outside the liver)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
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)Pain In Extremity
VomitingDizziness
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Vomiting NosRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Welchol0.00%34.38%37.50%18.75%9.38%
Crestor1.59%13.61%28.12%45.58%11.11%

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Side effects in real world:

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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