Welchol and Scar - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Scar is found among people who take Welchol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Welchol and have Scar. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 10,611 people who have side effects when taking Welchol from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 01, 2022

10,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Welchol.
Among them, 18 people (0.17%) have Scar.

What is Welchol?

Welchol has active ingredients of colesevelam hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 11,026 Welchol users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Scar?

Scar is found to be associated with 2,101 drugs and 1,388 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Welchol and Scar reports submitted per year:

Could Welchol cause Scar?

Gender of people who have Scar when taking Welchol *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Scar when taking Welchol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 10 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10 %
  • 50-59: 30 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Common drugs people take besides Welchol *:

  1. Zetia: 8 people, 44.44%
  2. Plavix: 8 people, 44.44%
  3. Lisinopril: 8 people, 44.44%
  4. Synthroid: 8 people, 44.44%
  5. Digoxin: 7 people, 38.89%
  6. Niaspan: 7 people, 38.89%
  7. Ambien: 7 people, 38.89%
  8. Colace: 6 people, 33.33%
  9. Phoslo: 6 people, 33.33%
  10. Coreg: 6 people, 33.33%

Common side effects people have besides Scar *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 9 people, 50.00%
  2. Pain: 8 people, 44.44%
  3. Injury: 7 people, 38.89%
  4. Emotional Distress: 7 people, 38.89%
  5. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease): 6 people, 33.33%
  6. Mobility Decreased (ability to move is reduced): 6 people, 33.33%
  7. Fibrosis (formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue): 6 people, 33.33%
  8. General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status): 6 people, 33.33%
  9. Quality Of Life Decreased: 6 people, 33.33%
  10. Joint Pain: 4 people, 22.22%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 3 people, 16.67%
  2. Asthma: 2 people, 11.11%
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 2 people, 11.11%
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 2 people, 11.11%
  5. Diabetes: 2 people, 11.11%
  6. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 2 people, 11.11%
  7. Type 1 Diabetes: 2 people, 11.11%
  8. Type 2 Diabetes: 1 person, 5.56%
  9. Birth Control: 1 person, 5.56%
  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 5.56%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Welchol and have Scar?

Check whether Scar is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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All the conditions that are associated with Scar:

  • Scar (1,388 conditions)

How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on colesevelam hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Welchol) and Welchol (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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