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 33 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 4,493 users)

Cholestyramine

Cholestyramine has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Cholestyramine 1,911 users)

On Aug, 21, 2016

33 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:
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
  • abdominal pain
  • acute sinusitis
  • alopecia
  • anaemia
  • arthropathy
  • asthma
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • blood creatine phosphokinase abnormal
not specified:
  • depression
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • calcium deficiency
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • skin cancer

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • osteoporosis
  • pain
  • calcium deficiency
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • skin cancer
  • vitamin d deficiency
  • basal cell carcinoma
male:
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • back pain
  • feeling abnormal
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • blood glucose increased
  • decreased appetite
  • dysphagia
  • myalgia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • diarrhoea
  • electroencephalogram abnormal
  • petit mal epilepsy
  • syncope
30-39:
  • colitis ischaemic
  • constipation
  • diverticulum intestinal
40-49:
  • depression
  • myalgia
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal rigidity
  • agitation
  • akathisia
  • aldolase increased
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • arthralgia
50-59:
  • depression
  • osteoporosis
  • pain
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • calcium deficiency
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • skin cancer
  • vitamin d deficiency
60+:
  • fatigue
  • feeling abnormal
  • gait disturbance
  • balance disorder
  • tendonitis
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cyanosis

* 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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