Review: taking Welchol and Tricor together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Welchol and Tricor together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Welchol and Tricor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 240 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 4,704 users)

Tricor

Tricor has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Tricor 16,809 users)

On Aug, 28, 2016

240 people who take Welchol, Tricor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Welchol and Tricor drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Welchol:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Tricor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Welchol:
  • female: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
Tricor:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • male: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Welchol:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Tricor:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • abdominal distension
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspepsia
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • flatulence
  • hypoaesthesia
  • malaise
  • motor dysfunction
1 - 6 months:
  • confusional state
  • muscular weakness
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • memory loss
  • weight decreased
  • abdominal pain upper
  • belly ache
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • drug ineffective
6 - 12 months:
  • blood creatinine increased
  • confusional state
  • memory loss
1 - 2 years:
  • high blood sugar
  • joint stiffness
  • memory loss
  • muscle contractions involuntary
  • vision blurred
  • belly ache
  • fatigue
  • fatigue - chronic
  • pain - muscles
2 - 5 years:
  • palpitations
  • fatigue
  • gerd
  • blood cholesterol abnormal
  • drug withdrawal headache
  • headache
  • labile blood pressure
  • low density lipoprotein increased
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • muscle pain
5 - 10 years:
  • iron deficiency anaemia
  • pancreatitis acute
  • memory loss
not specified:
  • nausea
  • weight decreased
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • tremor
  • back pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • weight increased
  • hypertension
  • alopecia
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • constipation
male:
  • nausea
  • weight decreased
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • tremor
  • fatigue
  • visual impairment
  • abdominal discomfort
  • nervousness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

30-39:
  • anaphylactic reaction
  • anxiety
  • atrial flutter
  • bipolar disorder
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • cardiogenic shock
  • cardiovascular disorder
  • chest pain
  • delusion
  • delusional disorder, persecutory type
40-49:
  • nervousness
  • nausea
  • tremor
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • abdominal discomfort
  • headache
  • photophobia
  • diarrhoea
  • blood cholesterol increased
50-59:
  • back pain
  • death
  • fall
  • hypotension
  • anaemia
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • nausea
60+:
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness
  • myalgia
  • constipation
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • hypertension
  • pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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