Review: could Welchol cause Muscle pain?
We study 3,845 people who have side effects while taking Welchol from FDA and social media. Among them, 277 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.
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Welchol (latest outcomes from 4,012 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 505,152 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Aug, 12, 2014: 3,840 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 277 people (7.21%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.05% of all the 504,936 people who have Muscle Pain on eHealthMe.
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||61.71%||38.29% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Welchol * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.46%||10.09%||28.44%||61.01% |
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 (47 people, 16.97%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 12.27%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (33 people, 11.91%)
- Arthritis (24 people, 8.66%)
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 6.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (52 people, 18.77%)
- Lipitor (45 people, 16.25%)
- Zetia (44 people, 15.88%)
- Fosamax (28 people, 10.11%)
- Niaspan (27 people, 9.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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