Review: could Welchol cause Muscle cramps?
Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Welchol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Synthroid, and have Hypercholesterolaemia.
We study 3,832 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Welchol (latest outcomes from 3,999 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,519 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Apr, 9, 2014: 3,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 38 people (1.00%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.08% of all the 49,483 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.
Time on Welchol when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||40.00%||60.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle cramps||61.36%||38.64% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.71%||48.57%||45.71% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Welchol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercholesterolaemia (9 people, 23.68%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 10.53%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (4 people, 10.53%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (3 people, 7.89%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 7.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Synthroid (6 people, 15.79%)
- Baycol (5 people, 13.16%)
- Acetylsalicylic acid srt (5 people, 13.16%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 13.16%)
- Atenolol (5 people, 13.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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