Review: could Welchol cause Muscle pain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
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, 267 have Muscle pain. See who they are, when they have Muscle pain 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, diarrhea. Commonly reported side effects of Welchol include nausea, nausea aggravated, myalgia aggravated, muscle aches, fatigue.
Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 492,731 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 3,619 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 267 people (7.38%) 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||42.25%||36.62%||14.08%||2.82%||4.23%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle pain||61.78%||38.22% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.48%||9.52%||29.52%||60.48% |
Severity of Muscle pain when taking Welchol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||71.43%||28.57%||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, 17.23%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 12.73%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (33 people, 12.36%)
- Arthritis (24 people, 8.99%)
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 6.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (50 people, 18.73%)
- Lipitor (45 people, 16.85%)
- Zetia (42 people, 15.73%)
- Fosamax (28 people, 10.49%)
- Niaspan (24 people, 8.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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