Welchol and Arthralgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Arthralgia is found among people who take Welchol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 7,243 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA. Among them, 254 have Arthralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthralgia and more.

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Welchol

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 7,617 users)

Arthralgia

Arthralgia (joint pain) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psoriatic arthropathy, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 207,379 Arthralgia patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

7,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 254 people (3.51%) have Arthralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Welchol cause Arthralgia?

Time on Welchol when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 52.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.94 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Welchol *:

  • female: 64.23 %
  • male: 35.77 %

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Welchol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.97 %
  • 40-49: 17.33 %
  • 50-59: 26.24 %
  • 60+: 53.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (74 people, 29.13%)
  • High Blood Pressure (27 people, 10.63%)
  • Crohn's Disease (26 people, 10.24%)
  • Pain (24 people, 9.45%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (19 people, 7.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (33 people, 12.99%)
  • Synthroid (31 people, 12.20%)
  • Humira (29 people, 11.42%)
  • Prilosec (28 people, 11.02%)
  • Nexium (26 people, 10.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (55 people, 21.65%)
  • Muscle Aches (54 people, 21.26%)
  • Back Pain (53 people, 20.87%)
  • Weakness (45 people, 17.72%)
  • Fatigue (45 people, 17.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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