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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 207 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 207 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)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Tricor is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Constipation
(2 reports)

Abdominal Distension
(2 reports)

Malaise
(1 report)

Motor Dysfunction
(1 report)

Dysphonia
(1 report)

Hypoaesthesia
(1 report)

Vomiting Projectile
(1 report)

Flatulence
(1 report)

Dysphagia
(1 report)

Dyspepsia
(1 report)

Muscular Weakness
(2 reports)

Confusional State
(2 reports)

Blood Triglycerides Increased
(1 report)

Memory Loss
(1 report)

Diarrhoea
(1 report)

Myalgia
(1 report)

Fatigue - Chronic
(1 report)

Weight Decreased
(1 report)

Pain - Muscles
(1 report)

Fatigue
(1 report)

Confusional State
(1 report)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(1 report)

Fatigue - Chronic
(1 report)

Memory Loss
(1 report)

Pain - Muscles
(1 report)

High Blood Sugar
(1 report)

Muscle Contractions Involuntary
(1 report)

Joint Stiffness
(1 report)

Vision Blurred
(1 report)

Headache
(3 reports)

Drug Withdrawal Headache
(3 reports)

Labile Blood Pressure
(3 reports)

Low Density Lipoprotein Increased
(3 reports)

Neuropathy Peripheral
(3 reports)

Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
(3 reports)

Palpitations
(1 report)

Muscle Tightness
(1 report)

Gerd
(1 report)

Fatigue
(1 report)

Pancreatitis Acute
(1 report)

Iron Deficiency Anaemia
(1 report)

n/aNausea
(20 reports)

Diarrhoea
(19 reports)

Headache
(17 reports)

Weight Decreased
(16 reports)

Tremor
(16 reports)

Nervousness
(14 reports)

Vomiting
(14 reports)

Fatigue
(13 reports)

Visual Impairment
(12 reports)

Blood Cholesterol Increased
(12 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Welchol is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Tricor is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Nausea
(10 reports)

Dyspnoea
(8 reports)

Weight Increased
(8 reports)

Hypertension
(7 reports)

Somnolence
(6 reports)

Dizziness
(6 reports)

Arthralgia
(6 reports)

Asthenia
(6 reports)

Fatigue
(6 reports)

Myalgia
(6 reports)

Diarrhoea
(17 reports)

Weight Decreased
(17 reports)

Headache
(15 reports)

Nausea
(15 reports)

Vomiting
(13 reports)

Tremor
(12 reports)

Visual Impairment
(12 reports)

Abdominal Discomfort
(11 reports)

Fatigue
(11 reports)

Blood Cholesterol Increased
(11 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

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

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/aPancreatitis
(1 report)

Myocardial Infarction
(1 report)

Prescribed Overdose
(1 report)

Personality Disorder
(1 report)

Panic Attack
(1 report)

Cardiogenic Shock
(1 report)

Cardio-respiratory Arrest
(1 report)

Obstructive Airways Disorder
(1 report)

Delusion
(1 report)

Cardiovascular Disorder
(1 report)

Nervousness
(11 reports)

Nausea
(10 reports)

Tremor
(10 reports)

Weight Decreased
(9 reports)

Vomiting
(9 reports)

Photophobia
(8 reports)

Abdominal Discomfort
(8 reports)

Diarrhoea
(8 reports)

Headache
(8 reports)

Renal Failure
(7 reports)

Death
(4 reports)

Hypotension
(4 reports)

Chest Pain
(3 reports)

Blood Triglycerides Increased
(3 reports)

Back Pain
(3 reports)

Fall
(3 reports)

Anxiety
(2 reports)

Depression
(2 reports)

Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
(2 reports)

Nausea
(2 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(7 reports)

Weight Increased
(7 reports)

Constipation
(7 reports)

Nausea
(7 reports)

Hypertension
(7 reports)

Pain
(6 reports)

Arthralgia
(6 reports)

Fatigue
(6 reports)

Dizziness
(6 reports)

Myalgia
(6 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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