Review: could Welchol cause Muscle Pain?


Summary

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 Lipitor, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 3,808 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 276 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Welchol

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Welchol 3,935 users)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 71,826 Muscle pain patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

3,808 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 276 people (7.25%) have Muscle Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Welchol cause Muscle pain?

Time on Welchol when people have Muscle Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 39.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.47 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.32 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Welchol *:

  • female: 61.18 %
  • male: 38.82 %

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: 0.48 %
  • 40-49: 10.1 %
  • 50-59: 27.88 %
  • 60+: 61.54 %

Severity if Muscle Pain when taking Welchol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 70 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Muscle Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (44 people)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (31 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (30 people)
  • Arthritis (22 people)
  • Osteoporosis (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zetia (43 people)
  • Lipitor (43 people)
  • Niaspan (27 people)
  • Fosamax (27 people)
  • Synthroid (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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