Review: Muscle pain in Welchol
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 26, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Muscle pain (Muscle aches) by studying 3,603 people who take Welchol. We analyze: the time on Welchol when people have Muscle pain, gender and age of these people, the severity of Muscle pain, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Welchol. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Welchol (latest outcomes) 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 aggravated, nausea, muscle aches, fatigue, constipation.
Muscle pain (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Nov, 26, 2013: 3,602 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 265 people (7.36%) have Muscle Pain.
Time on Welchol when people have Muscle pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle pain||43.48%||37.68%||11.59%||2.90%||4.35%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle pain||61.87%||38.13% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.48%||9.62%||29.33%||60.58% |
Severity of Muscle pain when taking Welchol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (46 people, 17.36%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 12.83%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (33 people, 12.45%)
- Arthritis (24 people, 9.06%)
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 6.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (50 people, 18.87%)
- Lipitor (45 people, 16.98%)
- Zetia (42 people, 15.85%)
- Fosamax (28 people, 10.57%)
- Niaspan (24 people, 9.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- By cat: Should i take robaxin if i'm allergic to penicillin
(for a 53 year old woman who has Muscle Pain, and takes Robaxin)
I was prescribed Robaxin for muscle pain. But I'm allergic to Penicillin and I want to make sure I would not have any side effects.
(Number of patients like cat: 365)
- By Chooper: Drug interactions with gilizide, metformin, lisinopril and welchol
(for a 53 year old woman who has Diabetic Type 2, High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides, and takes Welchol, Metformin, Glipizide, Lisinopril)
I have been on Janumet , lisinopril and simvastatin. Dr. Replaced simvastatin with Welchol due to muscle pains. We also switched from Janumet back to just Metformin since glipizide was helping so much. Pharmacist said not to take Welchol at the same time as the others due to binding. I take the othe ...
(Number of patients like Chooper: 7,675)
- By vicki: After 5 months after taking prolia i am having muscle pain is that normal
(for a 66 year old woman who has Muscle Pain, and takes Prolia)
I had no problems after taking prolia but now it is time to get another shot and I have muscle pain and some joint pain I was wondering if this is normal.
(Number of patients like vicki: 250)
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