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Review: Welchol and Cholestyramine

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Welchol and Cholestyramine. It is created by eHealthMe based on 28 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 28 people who take Welchol, Cholestyramine are studied

Welchol, Cholestyramine outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Common drug interactions Myalgia
(1 report)

Fatigue
(1 report)

Asthenia
(1 report)

Faeces Discoloured
(1 report)

Dyspepsia
(1 report)

Myalgia
(1 report)

Fatigue
(1 report)

Asthenia
(1 report)

n/an/an/an/an/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Pain
(18 reports)

Depression
(18 reports)

Osteopenia
(18 reports)

Osteoporosis
(18 reports)

Skin Cancer
(18 reports)

Blood Glucose Decreased
(4 reports)

Pain In Extremity
(4 reports)

Myalgia
(4 reports)

Coma
(4 reports)

Dysphagia
(4 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions n/an/aDiarrhoea
(4 reports)

n/an/aDepression
(4 reports)

Myalgia
(4 reports)

Pain
(4 reports)

Tongue Disorder
(2 reports)

Talipes
(2 reports)

Gallbladder Disorder
(16 reports)

Osteoporosis
(16 reports)

Calcium Deficiency
(16 reports)

Depression
(16 reports)

Vitamin D Deficiency
(16 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(8 reports)

Tendonitis
(8 reports)

Balance Disorder
(8 reports)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(6 reports)

Bursitis
(6 reports)

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

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