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Review: Welchol and Tricor

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.

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What are the drugs

Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,014 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Tricor (latest outcomes from 15,441 users) has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 23, 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)
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Tricor is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(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

Drug effectiveness by gender :

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

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DyspnoeaWeight Decreased
Weight IncreasedNausea
Weight DecreasedVisual Impairment

Drug effectiveness by age :

Welchol is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
(0 of 5 people)
Tricor is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(1 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

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.

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Do you take Welchol and Tricor?

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  • severe memory loss started within last 6 weeks


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  • 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 congest ...

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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.

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