Could Welchol cause 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 7,331 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA. Among them, 255 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 7,611 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 207,143 Arthralgia patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

7,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 255 people (3.48%) have Arthralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Welchol cause Arthralgia?

Time on Welchol when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.78 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Welchol *:

  • female: 64.37 %
  • male: 35.63 %

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: 3.45 %
  • 40-49: 17.73 %
  • 50-59: 26.11 %
  • 60+: 52.71 %

Severity of Arthralgia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (33 people, 12.94%)
  • Synthroid (32 people, 12.55%)
  • Humira (29 people, 11.37%)
  • Prilosec (28 people, 10.98%)
  • Nexium (26 people, 10.20%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 10.98%)
  • Crohn's Disease (26 people, 10.20%)
  • Pain (24 people, 9.41%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (19 people, 7.45%)
  • Osteoporosis (17 people, 6.67%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain In Extremity (55 people, 21.57%)
  • Muscle Aches (55 people, 21.57%)
  • Back Pain (52 people, 20.39%)
  • Weakness (46 people, 18.04%)
  • Fatigue (44 people, 17.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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