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Welchol Side Effects

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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Welchol, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Welchol side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Welchol.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Welchol side effects are:
Leg Muscle Pain (20 reports)
Lower Back Pain (16 reports)
PAIN (13 reports)
Blood Pressure (11 reports)
Cataract Surgery (8 reports)
Gas (7 reports)
Shoulder (5 reports)
Nausea (5 reports)
Eye Floaters And Light Flashes In Eyes (4 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Welchol side effects . You can also compare Welchol side effects or view FDA reports.

Welchol Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Welchol reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Welchol on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Myalgia
on Sep 09, 2013 Female from US , 61 years of age, weighting 128.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: myalgia. Welchol dosage: 3 Twice Daily Taken By Mouth.

Dementia, Fall
Patient was taking Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride). Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: dementia, fall on Sep 06, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 90 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) dosage: 3750 Mg (3750 Mg, Qd), Per Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Intervertebral Disc Operation, Depression, Blood Calcium Increased, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Dyspepsia, Osteochondrosis, Muscle Atrophy, Cartilage Atrophy
Adverse event was reported on Aug 19, 2013 by a Female taking Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (Dosage: 1875 Mg (1875 Mg, Qd), Per Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 116.0 lb, After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: intervertebral disc operation, depression, blood calcium increased, iliotibial band syndrome, dyspepsia, osteochondrosis, muscle atrophy, cartilage atrophy. Patient was hospitalized.

Duodenitis
on Nov 27, 2013 Male from US , 74 years of age, was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: duodenitis. Welchol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.


Fatigue, Oropharyngeal Pain
on Aug 19, 2013 Female from US , 58 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol (colesvelam). Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: fatigue, oropharyngeal pain. Welchol (colesvelam) dosage: 3 Pills Twice Daily Taken By Mouth.

Cerebrovascular Accident
Patient was taking Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: cerebrovascular accident on Aug 14, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 62 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspepsia
Adverse event was reported on Aug 14, 2013 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: 625 Mg 1 Pill 3 Pills Twice Daily Mouth W Meals + Water) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 70 years of age, weighting 189.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: dyspepsia.

Off Label Use, Breast Cancer
on Aug 07, 2013 Female from US , 58 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: off label use, breast cancer. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Alopecia
on Aug 06, 2013 Female from US , 68 years of age, weighting 169.0 lb, was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: alopecia. Welchol dosage: 1875 Mg 2x Daily Oral.

Erectile Dysfunction
Patient was taking Welchol (colesvelam). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: erectile dysfunction on Jul 29, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Welchol (colesvelam) dosage: 3 Tabeltes Twice Daily.
Associated medications used:

Transplant Rejection
Adverse event was reported on Jul 19, 2013 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 15 years of age, Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: transplant rejection.

Mood Altered, Agitation, Fall, Rib Fracture
on Jul 15, 2013 Male from US , 73 years of age, weighting 210.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: mood altered, agitation, fall, rib fracture. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Mitral Valve Incompetence, Diarrhoea, Product Taste Abnormal, Product Quality Issue
on Jul 03, 2013 Female from US , 63 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: mitral valve incompetence, diarrhoea, product taste abnormal, product quality issue. Welchol dosage: 3.75 Gm (3.75 G, Qd), Per Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Disorder
Patient was taking Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: renal disorder on Jun 20, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 260.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: 625 Milligram Tablets 6 Tablets Per Day?.

Hepatic Cancer, Abdominal Pain Upper
Adverse event was reported on Jun 04, 2013 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , weighting 170.0 lb, After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: hepatic cancer, abdominal pain upper.

Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Burn Oesophageal
on May 21, 2013 Male from US , 65 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: muscle spasms, diarrhoea, burn oesophageal. Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) dosage: 3 Pills Twice Daily Orally.

Thyroid Disorder
on May 08, 2013 Female from US , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: thyroid disorder. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amlodipine(amlodipine) (5 Milligram) (amlodipine)
  • Lasix(furosemide)(40 Milligram)(furosemide)
  • Kcl(potassium Chloride)(20 Milliequivalents)(potassium Chloride)
  • Digoxin(digoxin)(0.25 Milligram) (digoxin)
  • Atenolol(atenolol)(100 Milligram)(atenolol)
  • Levothyroxine(levothyroxine)(200 Milligram)(levothyroxine)


Constipation, Arthralgia, Exercise Tolerance Decreased
Patient was taking Welchol 3.75 G Packet, Daiichi. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: constipation, arthralgia, exercise tolerance decreased on May 10, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 79 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, . Welchol 3.75 G Packet, Daiichi dosage: 1 Packet 1 A Day.

Dysphagia, Hepatic Cancer
Adverse event was reported on May 02, 2013 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: 3750 Mg (3750 Mg, Qd (six 625 Mg Tablets Qd), Per Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 112.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: dysphagia, hepatic cancer.

Constipation, Abdominal Pain Upper, Diverticulitis
on May 02, 2013 Patient from US , 59 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: constipation, abdominal pain upper, diverticulitis. Welchol dosage: 1 Tablet.

Depression, Insomnia
on Apr 15, 2013 Male from US , 62 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: depression, insomnia. Welchol dosage: 2 Tablets.

Blood Triglycerides Increased
Patient was taking Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: blood triglycerides increased on Apr 11, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: N/A.

Myocardial Infarction, Low Density Lipoprotein Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Nasopharyngitis
Adverse event was reported on Jul 24, 2012 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 90 years of age, Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: myocardial infarction, low density lipoprotein increased, blood cholesterol increased, nasopharyngitis.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Limb Operation
on Mar 26, 2013 Female from US , 68 years of age, weighting 194.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: limb operation. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Blood Glucose Abnormal, Unevaluable Event, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Pain In Extremity
on Mar 25, 2013 Female from US , 60 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: blood glucose abnormal, unevaluable event, musculoskeletal stiffness, pain in extremity. Welchol dosage: N/A.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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