Review: taking Welchol and Cholestyramine together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Welchol and Cholestyramine together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Welchol and Cholestyramine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 28 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Welchol

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 3,934 users)

Cholestyramine

Cholestyramine has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Cholestyramine 1,684 users)

On Jul, 29, 2016

28 people who take Welchol, Cholestyramine are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Welchol and Cholestyramine drug interactions.

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • asthenia
  • dyspepsia
  • faeces discoloured
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
1 - 6 months:
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
not specified:
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • calcium deficiency
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • skin cancer
  • depression
  • pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • calcium deficiency
  • depression
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • pain
  • skin cancer
  • vitamin d deficiency
  • basal cell carcinoma
male:
  • arthralgia
  • diarrhoea
  • dysphagia
  • myalgia
  • pain in extremity
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal rigidity
  • agitation
  • akathisia
  • aldolase increased

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • diarrhoea
40-49:
  • depression
  • myalgia
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal rigidity
  • agitation
  • akathisia
  • aldolase increased
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • arthralgia
50-59:
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • calcium deficiency
  • depression
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • pain
  • skin cancer
  • vitamin d deficiency
60+:
  • cyanosis
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • balance disorder
  • oedema peripheral
  • tendonitis
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Cholestyramine (cholestyramine) is often used to treat diarrhea. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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