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Review: could Welchol cause Muscle pain?

We study 3,840 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Welchol

Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,007 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 504,748 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 3,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 277 people (7.22%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.05% of all the 503,990 people who have Muscle Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle pain in Welchol reports

Time on Welchol when people have Muscle pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle pain42.25%36.62%14.08%2.82%4.23%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :

FemaleMale
Muscle pain61.71%38.29%

Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.46%10.09%28.44%61.01%

Severity of Muscle pain when taking Welchol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle pain0.00%71.43%28.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (47 people, 16.97%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 12.27%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (33 people, 11.91%)
  4. Arthritis (24 people, 8.66%)
  5. Osteoporosis (18 people, 6.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (52 people, 18.77%)
  2. Lipitor (45 people, 16.25%)
  3. Zetia (44 people, 15.88%)
  4. Fosamax (28 people, 10.11%)
  5. Niaspan (27 people, 9.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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