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Review: could Cholestyramine cause Weight gain?

We study 1,677 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 1,738 users) has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,156 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 1,676 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 526,583 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Cholestyramine reports

Time on Cholestyramine when people have Weight gain * :


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

Weight gain59.09%40.91%

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

Weight gain2.44%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 * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (7 people, 16.28%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (4 people, 9.30%)
  3. Sleep disorder (4 people, 9.30%)
  4. Iron deficiency anaemia (4 people, 9.30%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 6.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (18 people, 41.86%)
  2. Lasix (13 people, 30.23%)
  3. Percocet (13 people, 30.23%)
  4. Lansoprazole (13 people, 30.23%)
  5. Atenolol (13 people, 30.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    i had the iud placed jan 2007. no monthly periods, started hair growth and weight gain didn't realize it might be the iud.i took it out 2010 march to plan for another baby, hair started to slow down, weight loss actual started to go down lost 50 lbs. with iud can't seem to lose pound. after the baby i put the iud back in jan 2012. hair growth sped back up baby weight wouldn't drop. now i have to shave every day sometimes 2 days. spent a lot of money on hair removals . do the math for laser and electrolysis.


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