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Review: could Welchol cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Welchol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 3,855 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 has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 4,025 Welchol users)

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,826 Muscle cramps patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 3,855 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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