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Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain (8100025-9)
on Nov 02, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: intervertebral disc protrusion, musculoskeletal pain, neck pain. Welchol dosage: 3 In The Morning, 2 In The Evening.
Associated medications used:
  • Humira
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Once Daily)
  • Mercaptopurine (50mg One Day, 25mg The Next)
  • Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide (20/25, Once Daily)
  • Omeprazole (Once Daily)


Influenza, Rheumatoid Arthritis (8097742-6)
Patient was taking Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: influenza, rheumatoid arthritis on Jul 12, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 135.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • rheumatoid arthritis
and. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Humira
  • Humira
  • Prednisone Pack
  • Methotrexate
  • Diovan
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Actonel


Pulmonary Fibrosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (8095069-X)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 30, 2012 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ribavirin
  • Interferon
  • Incivek
Patient was hospitalized.

Fatigue, Hypersensitivity, Injection Site Erythema (8087813-2)
on Jun 06, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: fatigue, hypersensitivity, injection site erythema. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Potassium
  • Humira
  • Klonopin
  • Effexor
  • Lialda
  • Urocit-k
  • Depakote
  • Various Vitamins



Injection Site Reaction, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Urticaria, Injection Site Erythema (8086140-7)
on Apr 26, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: injection site reaction, injection site pruritus, injection site urticaria, injection site erythema. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Humira
  • Nexium
  • Synthroid


Cellulitis (8058545-1)
Patient was taking Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: cellulitis on Jan 12, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 371.0 lb, . Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Stelara
  • Diovan
  • Atarax (1-2 Tablets At Bedtime)
  • Kenalog (As Needed)
  • Trilipix
  • Niaspan
  • Norvasc
  • Crestor


Meniscus Lesion (8058449-4)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 16, 2012 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • herpes zoster
  • neuropathy peripheral
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 164.9 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: meniscus lesion.
Associated medications used:
  • Lyrica (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lyrica (Unk)


Joint Swelling, Swelling Face, Fatigue (8035559-9)
on Jan 10, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol abnormal
and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: joint swelling, swelling face, fatigue. Welchol dosage: 625 Mg 6 Pills A Day.

Weight Decreased, Pancreatitis (8029947-4)
on Jul 08, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 179.9 lb, was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: weight decreased, pancreatitis. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zocor
  • Ace Inhibitors
  • Amaryl
  • Metforin (metformin)
  • Byetta (10 Ug, Bid, Subcutaneous)
Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face, Pharyngeal Oedema, Anaphylactic Reaction, Pruritus, Lip Swelling, Urticaria, Oedema Peripheral (8015327-4)
Patient was taking Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: swelling face, pharyngeal oedema, anaphylactic reaction, pruritus, lip swelling, urticaria, oedema peripheral on Dec 21, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • dyspepsia
  • toothache
and. Welchol dosage: 625 Mg, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Naproxen Sodium (220 Mg, Single)
  • Aspirin
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Wellbutrin Xl (150 Mg)
  • Naproxen Sodium (220 Mg, Single)


Pruritus, Rash, Ventricular Extrasystoles, Heart Rate Irregular (8003000-8)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 03, 2011 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 73 years of age, Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: pruritus, rash, ventricular extrasystoles, heart rate irregular.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Motrin
  • Lotrel
  • Aspirin
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Avodart (1cap Per Day)
  • Triamterene
  • Msm With Glucosamine
  • Calcium


Pain, Calculus Bladder, Optic Nerve Disorder, Constipation (7974253-7)
on Nov 22, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 70 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: pain, calculus bladder, optic nerve disorder, constipation. Welchol dosage: 3.75 Gm (3.75 Gm, Qd), Per Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Avapro
Patient was hospitalized.

Mitral Valve Incompetence, Culture Urine Positive, Aortic Valve Sclerosis, Cerebral Infarction, Coronary Artery Disease, Aortic Valve Incompetence, Blood Glucose Increased, Cardiomyopathy, Blood Pressure Increased (7961171-3)
on Nov 29, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 249.1 lb, was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: mitral valve incompetence, culture urine positive, aortic valve sclerosis, cerebral infarction, coronary artery disease, aortic valve incompetence, blood glucose increased, cardiomyopathy, blood pressure increased. Welchol dosage: 625 Mg, 3x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Prilosec (20 Mg Daily)
  • Januvia (Unk, Daily)
  • Chantix (Unk)
  • Toprol-xl (25 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Flexeril (10 Mg, 3x/day As Needed)
  • Estratest (Unk, Daily)
  • Tylox (Unk, As Needed)
  • Quinine Sulfate (260 Mg, 1x/day (at Bedtime))
Patient was hospitalized.

Headache (7956842-9)
Patient was taking Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: headache on Oct 17, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 79 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, . Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aleve (caplet) (Unk)
  • Tricor


Feeling Abnormal, Neck Pain, Dizziness, Headache, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Joint Stiffness, Myalgia, Arthralgia (7953999-0)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 02, 2011 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: One Packet) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol abnormal
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 167.0 lb, After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: feeling abnormal, neck pain, dizziness, headache, musculoskeletal stiffness, joint stiffness, myalgia, arthralgia.

Epistaxis (7939584-5)
on Sep 07, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 77 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: epistaxis. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Zocor
  • Nexium
  • Aleve (caplet) (1 Df, Qd)


Anxiety, Abdominal Pain Upper, Fatigue, Chest Pain, Headache, Diarrhoea (7911791-7)
on Nov 14, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: anxiety, abdominal pain upper, fatigue, chest pain, headache, diarrhoea. Welchol dosage: 6 Per Day.

Femur Fracture, Post-traumatic Pain, Fall, Gait Disturbance, Walking Aid User, Impaired Healing (7876288-1)
Patient was taking Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: femur fracture, post-traumatic pain, fall, gait disturbance, walking aid user, impaired healing on Oct 18, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, . Welchol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Throat Tightness, Dysphagia, Nonspecific Reaction, Dysphonia, Pharyngeal Oedema, Swollen Tongue (7866067-3)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 18, 2011 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 73 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: throat tightness, dysphagia, nonspecific reaction, dysphonia, pharyngeal oedema, swollen tongue.
Associated medications used:
  • Aspirin
  • Spiriva
  • Dyazide
  • Avapro
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Twice Per Day)
  • Crestor


Candidiasis (7865065-3)
on Oct 08, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: candidiasis. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Spiriva


Lung Neoplasm Malignant, Hiv Infection, Renal Disorder, Hepatitis C, Hyperglycaemia, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hepatitis B, Pulmonary Mass (7829614-3)
on Oct 18, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 144.0 lb, was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: lung neoplasm malignant, hiv infection, renal disorder, hepatitis c, hyperglycaemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hepatitis b, pulmonary mass. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Gabapentin
  • Seroquel
  • Kaletra (200/500 Mg, 2 Tablets Two Times A Day)
  • Albuterol (Albuterol 0.083% Atrovent Neb Qid Prn)
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Prednisone
  • Valtrex
  • Combivir (150 Mg/300 Mg, Bid)


Muscular Weakness, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased (7828584-1)
Patient was taking Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: muscular weakness, blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased on Oct 20, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, weighting 134.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Welchol dosage: N/A.

Alopecia (7822270-X)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 18, 2010 by a Patient taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 108.0 lb, Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: alopecia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Singulair
  • Symbicort (160/4.5mcg Two Puffs Bid)


Pseudocyst, Pancreatitis Acute, Cold Sweat (7792118-0)
on Sep 30, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: pseudocyst, pancreatitis acute, cold sweat. Welchol dosage: 625 Mg 2x A Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Sensory Disturbance, Joint Swelling, Feeling Hot, Erythema, Pain In Extremity, Tobacco User, Hepatomegaly, Arthralgia, Bile Duct Obstruction (7791674-6)
on Sep 26, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: sensory disturbance, joint swelling, feeling hot, erythema, pain in extremity, tobacco user, hepatomegaly, arthralgia, bile duct obstruction. Welchol dosage: 1-2 Tablets Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Humira
  • Zegerid
  • Morphine (30mg In The Morning, 15mg At Night)
  • Excedrin Tension Headache (Daily As Needed)
  • Trazodone Hcl (At Bedtime)


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Active Ingredient: COLESEVEL

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 274. View Welchol Adverse Reports

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Reported deaths: 7

Reported hospitalizations: 76

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