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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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What are the drugs

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 4,027 Welchol users)

Cholestyramine has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from 1,743 Cholestyramine users)

On May, 19, 2015: 28 people who take Welchol, Cholestyramine are studied

Welchol, Cholestyramine outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride)
- Cholestyramine (cholestyramine)

Drug effectiveness over time :


Drug effectiveness by gender :


Drug effectiveness by age :


Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AstheniaAstheniaPain In Extremity
Faeces DiscolouredOsteopenia
Skin Cancer
Vitamin D Deficiency
Emotional Distress
Calcium Deficiency
Gallbladder Disorder

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

PainPain In Extremity
Skin CancerDiarrhoea
Vitamin D DeficiencyStress Symptoms
Calcium DeficiencySleep Disorder
Emotional DistressRestless Legs Syndrome
Gallbladder DisorderTalipes
Basal Cell CarcinomaTongue Disorder

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aDiarrhoean/an/aDepressionGallbladder DisorderOedema Peripheral
PainCalcium DeficiencyTendonitis
Tongue DisorderDepressionBalance Disorder
TalipesVitamin D DeficiencyPain In Extremity
Stress SymptomsEmotional DistressFatigue
Sleep DisorderPainHeart Rate Irregular
Visual DisturbanceSkin CancerFeeling Abnormal
Emotional DistressOsteopeniaTendon Rupture
Calcium DeficiencyBasal Cell CarcinomaWrist Fracture

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Welchol and Cholestyramine?


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- support group for people who take Cholestyramine
- support group for people who take Welchol

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Backache while taking welchol
    Severe upper left side back pain,
    Constipation, headaches, and nasal drainage
  • Should i take cholestyramine when i am using crestor
    I was recently prescribed cholestyramine for chronic diarrhea. Wondering it is safe when I am taking premarin and crestor. Also with high triglycerides.
  • Can 200 grams doxycycline cause arrythmia?
    Can 200 grams of Doxycycline bring on arrythmia???
  • Have you been crippled, leg calf muscle area, by welchol?
    Sudden onset of crippling pain in knee/upper area of right leg. First had a severe stabbing pain in upper part of calf right under the bend in the knee. Could not stand, put weight on the right leg. Severe pain if I put my big toe on the ground! 9 days later, the pain has not diminished but can stan ...
  • What stage is my melanoma?
    I was originally diagnosed in 2010 with nodular melanoma, Clarke level IV, and summer 2013 a subcutaneous tumour was removed from near the site of the original melanoma. CT showed no evidence of disease to organs. Medical oncologist said I was cancer free, skin oncologist told me that 50/100 peopl ...

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Complete drug side effects:

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, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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