eHealthMe - FDA and Social Media, Personalized eHealthMe - a cloud computing service for drugs

FDA and Social Media, Personalized

Advanced tools

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, 37 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Welchol and have Muscle cramps >>>

Welchol

Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,012 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 50,534 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 3,843 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 38 people (0.99%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.08% of all the 50,466 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.

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.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who take Welchol and have Muscle Cramps
- group for people who take Welchol
- group for people who have Muscle Cramps

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I cannot take other Chol meds due to the side effects of cramping and difficulty walking chol is 213

    Reply

Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

More questions for: Welchol, Muscle cramps

You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):

  • Allopurinol and muscle cramps
    Approximately 5 years ago I developed gout and my physician prescribed allopurinol. After a period of time I began to have muscle spasms in the calves of my legs at night. My doctor gave me a prescription for restless leg syndrome, which helped for a short time. I was then given a different presc ...

More reviews for: Welchol, Muscle cramps

On eHealthMe, Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Welchol is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is Welchol used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Could it be a symptom from a condition:

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause it?

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

40 million health professionals and patients have studied on eHealthMe. Recent studies:

- Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 72-year old woman who h ... (18 minutes ago)

- Zoloft for a 55-year old woman who has Menopausal Sym ... (1 hour ago)

- Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide for a 23-year ... (2 hours ago)

Related study

- Welchol side effects

 

Related symptom

- Muscle Cramps

 

 

Recent user comments

- "There is a red dot, and the skin around the dot is sh ... " (6 hours ago)

- "Increasing symptoms of body pain in many joints, ches ... " (7 hours ago)

- "doctor just told me my sodium was high after blood te ... " (7 hours ago)

 

Recent mobile support groups

- Pinealoma

- Viagra and Enbrel

- Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder

- Lung Disorder and Cough

- Fluoxetine

 

Popular searches

- Pain
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Psoriasis
- Convulsion
- Preventive Health Care

Recent updates on eHealthMe:

- Carcinoid Tumour Of The Pancreas in Benicar (0 second ago)

- Lomotil, Marijuana drug interactions (1 second ago)

- Barotitis Media in Tamoxifen Citrate (2 seconds ago)

- Rash Pruritic in Nerve Injury (3 seconds ago)

- Fibromyalgia in Aclovate (4 seconds ago)

   

All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Advertise - Apps - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.