Related topic: Cholestyramine, Weight gain
Review: could Cholestyramine cause Weight gain?
Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Cholestyramine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Lipitor, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 1,674 people who have side effects while taking Cholestyramine from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Cholestyramine (latest outcomes from 1,735 users) has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea.
Weight gain (latest reports from 521,603 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,670 people reported to have side effects when taking Cholestyramine. Among them, 43 people (2.57%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 520,684 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Cholestyramine when people have Weight gain * :
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Cholestyramine * :
|Weight gain||59.09%||40.91% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Cholestyramine * :
|Weight gain||2.44%||0.00%||2.44%||0.00%||7.32%||21.95%||14.63%||51.22% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Cholestyramine ** :
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (7 people, 16.28%)
- Fibromyalgia (4 people, 9.30%)
- Sleep disorder (4 people, 9.30%)
- Iron deficiency anaemia (4 people, 9.30%)
- Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 6.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (18 people, 41.86%)
- Atenolol (13 people, 30.23%)
- Lasix (13 people, 30.23%)
- Percocet (13 people, 30.23%)
- Lansoprazole (13 people, 30.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Cholestyramine (cholestyramine) is often used for diarrhea. Find out below the conditions Cholestyramine is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (7 hours ago):
Gained 7 pounds in the two months of taking medication
From this study (10 hours ago):
jrcoleman51 on Apr, 24, 2014:
i gained 20 ilbs after working hard to loose 85 lbs because of backmproblems now i went off it and still can not drop it
Sarah on Jun, 2, 2011:
I have been on Plavix since March 2011. I was put on Plavix before my operation for a cerebral aneurysm stint. I had to take Plavix for approximately 10 days prior to surgery and take it for 90 days following surgery. I immediately gained 5-10 lbs just before surgery and gained a total of 23lbs just after surgery. I proceeded to lose a few pounds since but have only lost 9 lobs of the 23 I gained. I work out daily clocking 5-10 kms on the treadmill as well as weight training with low weights, high reps. I also play Ice Hockey and Ball Hockey. I have stayed the same and cannot lose while on Plavix. I'm on no other medications other than Plavix so I know that my weight gain can be attributed to this. I also use keytosis strips to measure whether or not I'm burning calories every morning and every night...I'm not. I will be finished my Plavix in two weeks and will report back to this forum if the weight starts to come off.
From this study (2 days ago):
Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.
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