eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

  Tools   Community
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms       Ask question       Write review       Answered/ Unanswered       Reviews       WellConnected

Review: Welchol and Tricor





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 209 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Welchol and Tricor >>>

What are the drugs

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 4,020 users)

Tricor has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Tricor 15,444 users)

On Nov, 24, 2014: 209 people who take Welchol, Tricor are studied

Welchol, Tricor outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride)
- Tricor (fenofibrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Welchol is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Tricor is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
ConstipationMuscular WeaknessConfusional StateFatigue - ChronicHeadacheMemory Lossn/aNausea
Abdominal DistensionConfusional StateBlood Creatinine IncreasedMemory LossDrug Withdrawal HeadachePancreatitis AcuteWeight Decreased
MalaiseBlood Triglycerides IncreasedMemory LossPain - MusclesLabile Blood PressureIron Deficiency AnaemiaDiarrhoea
Motor DysfunctionMemory LossHigh Blood SugarLow Density Lipoprotein IncreasedHeadache
DysphoniaDiarrhoeaMuscle Contractions InvoluntaryNeuropathy PeripheralTremor
HypoaesthesiaMyalgiaJoint StiffnessBlood Cholesterol AbnormalFatigue
Vomiting ProjectileFatigue - ChronicVision BlurredPalpitationsVomiting
FlatulenceWeight DecreasedMuscle TightnessBlood Cholesterol Increased
DysphagiaPain - MusclesGerdBack Pain
DyspepsiaFatigueFatigueNervousness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Welchol is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
Tricor is effective0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDiarrhoea
DyspnoeaWeight Decreased
Weight IncreasedNausea
FatigueHeadache
HypertensionVomiting
Weight DecreasedVisual Impairment
AstheniaTremor
SomnolenceNervousness
AlopeciaFatigue
DizzinessPhotophobia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Welchol is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
Tricor is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/aPancreatitisNervousnessHypotensionDrug Ineffective
Myocardial InfarctionNauseaDeathWeight Increased
Prescribed OverdoseTremorFallConstipation
Personality DisorderWeight DecreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedNausea
Panic AttackVomitingChest PainHypertension
Cardiogenic ShockPhotophobiaBack PainPain
Cardio-respiratory ArrestAbdominal DiscomfortHeadacheArthralgia
Obstructive Airways DisorderDiarrhoeaAstheniaFatigue
DelusionHeadacheDiabetes MellitusDizziness
Cardiovascular DisorderRenal FailureArthralgiaMyalgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you take Welchol and Tricor?

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Welchol and Tricor
- support group for people who take Tricor
- support group for people who take Welchol

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

More questions for: Tricor, Welchol

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Poisened by fenofibrate
    it started in Apr. 2013. I would eat and get sick to my stomach. I would have severe shooting pains in my stomach area. My bowels were loose and would stay that way. Or at times I would just be nauseated for no apparent reason. My mouth got dry and I began having dizzy spells. Those last two symptoms mostly went away except for the dizziness which would only happen if I bent over. By July it was hard to look at food at all. This went on for an entire year, every day. The VA, which was taking care of me, diagnosed me with a bad gall bladder. It was finally taken out in Sept. Unfortunately it did me no good.

    On March 20, 2014, I took myself off this medication. Five days later the symptoms started to lift.
  • Fenofibrate allergy and gall bladder problems
    Took fenofibrate for about 9 months to treat high cholesterol, it lowered total from 250 down to 175 along with lowered triglycerides and LDL. After 6 months started having allergy and cold flu symptoms along with heart palpitations. Allergies caused sore throat, fluid behind ear,and sinus congestion. Stopped fenofibrate after eliminating other palpitation causes and palpitations stopped, then began having gall bladder pains. After numerous trips to several Dr's finally had gall bladder function test, less than 10%, had gall bladder removed. Had to resume allergy shots to correct sore throat and sinus irritation. Still on antihistamine to control ear fluid. Had never had ear problems at 58 yrs old until fenofibrate problems.

More reviews for: Tricor, Welchol

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • severe memory loss started within last 6 weeks

    Reply

Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Tricor (fenofibrate) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. 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.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.