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Review: could Cholestyramine cause Weight gain?

We study 1,678 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

Cholestyramine (latest outcomes from 1,739 users) has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,555 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 1,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Cholestyramine. Among them, 43 people (2.56%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 527,408 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Cholestyramine reports

Time on Cholestyramine when people have Weight gain * :

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain59.09%40.91%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain2.44%0.00%2.44%0.00%7.32%21.95%14.63%51.22%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Cholestyramine ** :

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How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

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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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