Review: taking Welchol and Cholestyramine together


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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 46 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 6,846 users)

Cholestyramine

Cholestyramine has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Cholestyramine 2,712 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

46 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:
  • pain in extremity
  • fatigue
  • feeling abnormal
  • back pain
  • balance disorder
  • depression
  • gait disturbance
  • pain
  • tendonitis
  • arthralgia

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
  • feeling abnormal
  • back pain
  • arthritis
  • balance disorder
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cyanosis
  • gait disturbance
  • heart rate irregular

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
  • fall
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • myalgia
  • pain
  • paraesthesia
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal rigidity
  • agitation
50-59:
  • depression
  • osteoporosis
  • pain
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • calcium deficiency
  • emotional distress
  • gallbladder disorder
  • osteopenia
  • skin cancer
  • vitamin d deficiency
60+:
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cyanosis
  • fatigue
  • feeling abnormal
  • gait disturbance
  • balance disorder
  • tendonitis

* 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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