A study for a 54 year old man who takes Welchol - from FDA reports


443 males aged 54 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 54 year old male patient who has Vitamin B12 Deficiency. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 11, 2019

443 males aged 54 (±5) who take Welchol are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Welchol for a 54-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 54
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Drugs taken:
    • Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: 0 (0% of males aged 54 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

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Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Cerebral artery occlusion (blockage of blood vessel of brain by fat or clot)
  3. Joint pain
  4. Abdominal pain upper
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Drowsiness
  8. Tongue blistering
  9. Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  10. Cardiac arrest
1 - 6 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  3. Constipation
  4. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  5. Pain in extremity
  6. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  7. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  8. Abdominal distension
  9. Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction)
  10. Weakness
6 - 12 months:
  1. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  2. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  3. Swallowing difficulty
  4. Drug administration error
  5. Pneumonia
1 - 2 years:
  1. Haemorrhage (bleeding)
  2. Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  2. Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain)
  3. Cardiac failure congestive
  4. Lacunar infarction (type of stroke)
  5. Diverticulum (out pouching of a hollow (or a fluid-filled) structure in the body)
  6. Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
  7. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  8. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  9. Constipation
5 - 10 years:
n/a
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  1. Itching
  2. Weight decreased
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Chest pain
  5. Joint pain
  6. Heart attack
  7. Back pain
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Drug ineffective
  10. Weakness

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 45 people, 10.16%
  2. Diabetes : 42 people, 9.48%
  3. High Blood Pressure : 34 people, 7.67%
  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 27 people, 6.09%
  5. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 25 people, 5.64%
  6. Type 2 Diabetes : 24 people, 5.42%
  7. Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood- type iia): 20 people, 4.51%
  8. Depression : 20 people, 4.51%
  9. Pain : 17 people, 3.84%
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 16 people, 3.61%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zetia (57 people, 12.87%)
  2. Niaspan (46 people, 10.38%)
  3. Aspirin (46 people, 10.38%)
  4. Lipitor (44 people, 9.93%)
  5. Crestor (40 people, 9.03%)
  6. Humira (39 people, 8.80%)
  7. Plavix (38 people, 8.58%)
  8. Metformin (36 people, 8.13%)
  9. Nexium (29 people, 6.55%)
  10. Lovaza (29 people, 6.55%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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