Welchol and Muscle pain - from FDA reports
Muscle pain 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 Zetia, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 7,243 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA. Among them, 358 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.
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Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 7,617 users)
Muscle pain has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,845 Muscle pain patients).
On Jan, 24, 2017
7,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 358 people (4.94%) have Muscle Pain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Welchol when people have Muscle Pain *:
- < 1 month: 46.91 %
- 1 - 6 months: 35.8 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.64 %
- 1 - 2 years: 4.94 %
- 2 - 5 years: 2.47 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 1.23 %
Gender of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Welchol *:
- female: 63.14 %
- male: 36.86 %
Age of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Welchol *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.79 %
- 40-49: 9.13 %
- 50-59: 25.4 %
- 60+: 64.68 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (124 people, 34.64%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (40 people, 11.17%)
- Arthritis (22 people, 6.15%)
- Osteoporosis (21 people, 5.87%)
- High Blood Pressure (20 people, 5.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zetia (58 people, 16.20%)
- Lipitor (44 people, 12.29%)
- Niaspan (30 people, 8.38%)
- Synthroid (28 people, 7.82%)
- Crestor (27 people, 7.54%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Joint Pain (54 people, 15.08%)
- Weakness (51 people, 14.25%)
- Fatigue (45 people, 12.57%)
- Headache (44 people, 12.29%)
- Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (41 people, 11.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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