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Review: could Welchol cause Muscle cramps?

We study 3,845 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Welchol

Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,014 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 50,900 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 3,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 38 people (0.99%) have Muscle Cramps.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Welchol reports

Time on Welchol when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps61.36%38.64%

Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Welchol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.71%48.57%45.71%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Welchol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolaemia (9 people, 23.68%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 10.53%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (4 people, 10.53%)
  4. Blood triglycerides increased (3 people, 7.89%)
  5. Hypertension (3 people, 7.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (6 people, 15.79%)
  2. Baycol (5 people, 13.16%)
  3. Acetylsalicylic acid srt (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 13.16%)
  5. Atenolol (5 people, 13.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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