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Review: could Welchol cause Muscle pain?

Summary: Muscle pain could be caused by Welchol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 3,832 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

Welchol (latest outcomes from 3,999 users) has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 500,568 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 3,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol. Among them, 277 people (7.26%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.06% of all the 500,290 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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