Review: could Welchol cause Muscle cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 3,812 people who take Welchol. Among them, 38 have Muscle cramps. See who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Welchol (latest outcomes from 3,800 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome. Commonly reported side effects of Welchol include nausea, nausea aggravated, myalgia aggravated, muscle aches, fatigue.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,369 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 3,812 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 49,344 people who have Muscle Cramps.
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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