Cholestyramine and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Cholestyramine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Cholestyramine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,969 people who have side effects when taking Cholestyramine from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 13, 2017

2,969 people reported to have side effects when taking Cholestyramine.
Among them, 56 people (1.89%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cholestyramine cause Weight gain?

Time on Cholestyramine when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Cholestyramine *:

  • female: 61.82 %
  • male: 38.18 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Cholestyramine *:

  • 0-1: 2.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.08 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 18.75 %
  • 50-59: 20.83 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (8 people, 14.29%)
  • Sleep Disorder (6 people, 10.71%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 8.93%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (5 people, 8.93%)
  • Fibromyalgia (5 people, 8.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (18 people, 32.14%)
  • Atenolol (16 people, 28.57%)
  • Lasix (14 people, 25.00%)
  • Prevacid (13 people, 23.21%)
  • Aspirin (13 people, 23.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (27 people, 48.21%)
  • Fatigue (26 people, 46.43%)
  • Depression (24 people, 42.86%)
  • Weakness (23 people, 41.07%)
  • Dizziness (22 people, 39.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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