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Welchol Side Effects

Common Welchol Side Effects

The most commonly reported Welchol side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dysphagia (51)
Constipation (31)
Myalgia (28)
Asthenia (23)
Nausea (20)
Fatigue (19)
Dizziness (17)
Diarrhoea (17)
Pain In Extremity (16)
Weight Decreased (15)
Back Pain (14)
Muscle Spasms (14)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (13)
Dyspepsia (12)
Dyspnoea (12)
Arthralgia (12)
Pruritus (12)
Headache (12)
Vomiting (12)
Pain (11)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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).
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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Product Physical Issue
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from US , 37 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: product physical issue. Welchol dosage: 500 Mg, 3x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Lyrica (300 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lantus (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Novolog (Unk)
  • Paxil (25 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lisinopril (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Ibuprofen (800 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Ibuprofen


Muscle Spasms, Hypoaesthesia, Angina Pectoris, Weight Decreased, Myalgia
Patient was taking Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride). Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: muscle spasms, hypoaesthesia, angina pectoris, weight decreased, myalgia on Feb 19, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, weighting 132.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) dosage: 1875 Mg (625 Mg, Tid), Per Oral.

Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Hot Flush
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: One-half Pill?qd?oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased, hot flush.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Synthroid
  • Raloxifene
  • Nexium
  • Imderal La


Pruritus, Eye Pruritus
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , 84 years of age, weighting 191.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: pruritus, eye pruritus. Welchol dosage: 3.75 1 Packet Daily Mix W/water.


Hip Arthroplasty, Foreign Body, Influenza Like Illness, Oropharyngeal Pain
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 73 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: hip arthroplasty, foreign body, influenza like illness, oropharyngeal pain. Welchol dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Choking, Foreign Body
Patient was taking Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: choking, foreign body on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 74 years of age, . Welchol dosage: Qd.. Patient was hospitalized.

Myalgia, Pain In Extremity, Back Pain, Sensation Of Pressure
Adverse event was reported on Feb 10, 2014 by a Female taking Welchol 3.75 G Packet, Daiichi (Dosage: 1 Pkt Once Daily Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: myalgia, pain in extremity, back pain, sensation of pressure.

Dyspepsia, Dysphagia
on Jan 28, 2014 Female from US , 60 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: dyspepsia, dysphagia. Welchol dosage: By Mouth, 3w Tabs. Bid..
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Atenolol
  • Levothyroxin
  • Aspirin
  • Fishoil
  • Vitamin B12


Constipation, Impaired Gastric Emptying, Abdominal Distension
on Jan 02, 2014 Male from US , 59 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: constipation, impaired gastric emptying, abdominal distension. Welchol dosage: 1 3.75 G Packet Daily.

Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
Patient was taking Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: intervertebral disc protrusion on Dec 24, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: 3.75 Gm ( 3.75 Gm, Qd), Per Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Evista ( Raloxifene) ( Raloxifene)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pharyngeal Oedema, Nausea, Oropharyngeal Pain, Myalgia, Influenza Like Illness, Fatigue, Cough
Adverse event was reported on Dec 26, 2013 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: pharyngeal oedema, nausea, oropharyngeal pain, myalgia, influenza like illness, fatigue, cough.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metformin
  • Glipizinde
  • Lotrel 5/10
  • Baby Aspirin


Biliary Cirrhosis Primary
on Nov 27, 2013 Female from US , 51 years of age, weighting 116.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: biliary cirrhosis primary. Welchol dosage: 1875 Mg (1875 Mg, Qd), Per Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Insulin (insulin) (insulin)
  • Lisinopril (lisinopril) (lisinopril)
Patient was hospitalized.

Back Pain, Dysstasia
on Nov 25, 2013 Male from US , 65 years of age, weighting 196.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: back pain, dysstasia. Welchol dosage: 3 Pills Twice Daily Taken By Mouth.

Prostate Cancer
Patient was taking Welchol. Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: prostate cancer on Nov 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 67 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: 1250 Mg (1250 Mg, Qd), Per Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lopressor (metoprolol Tartrate) (metoprolol Tartrate)


Off Label Use, Headache, Decreased Appetite
Adverse event was reported on Nov 07, 2013 by a Male taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 87 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: off label use, headache, decreased appetite. Patient was hospitalized.

Product Taste Abnormal, Product Physical Issue, Malaise, Insomnia, Ocular Hyperaemia, Feeling Hot, Hypoaesthesia, Hyperhidrosis, Presyncope
on Nov 07, 2013 Female from US , 59 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: product taste abnormal, product physical issue, malaise, insomnia, ocular hyperaemia, feeling hot, hypoaesthesia, hyperhidrosis, presyncope. Welchol dosage: 3.75 Gm, Qd, Per Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (3750 Mg (1875 Mg, Bid))


Parkinson^s Disease
on Nov 04, 2013 Male from US , 74 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride). Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: parkinson^s disease. Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin Calcium)


Paralysis, Movement Disorder
Patient was taking Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: paralysis, movement disorder on Oct 24, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 73 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Levothyroxine
  • Lisinopril
  • Tramadol
  • Acetaminophen
  • Alendronate Sodium
  • D3
  • Tylenol


Oropharyngeal Pain, Dyspepsia, Muscle Tightness, Musculoskeletal Stiffness
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2013 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: 1 Tblespoon - Powder 1 X Day Added Liquid To Powder) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: oropharyngeal pain, dyspepsia, muscle tightness, musculoskeletal stiffness.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril-hctz
  • Zetia
  • Centrum Silver
  • Caltrate 600 + D
  • Preservision Lutein


Urinary Tract Infection
on Oct 21, 2013 Female from US , 72 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride). Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: urinary tract infection. Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) dosage: 3750 Mg (1875 Mg, Bid) , Per Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Flomax (tamsulosin Hydrochloride) (tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
  • Zyvox Linezolid) (linezolid)
Patient was hospitalized.

Neck Pain, Nausea, Cough, Rhinorrhoea, Discomfort, Sleep Disorder
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from US , 77 years of age, weighting 161.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: neck pain, nausea, cough, rhinorrhoea, discomfort, sleep disorder. Welchol dosage: 3 Pills With A Meal, Twice Daily, Taken By Mouth.

Choking
Patient was taking Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: choking on Oct 01, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Welchol dosage: 625 Mg 3 Pills Twice Daily Taken By Mouth.

Myalgia, Pruritus, Dyspnoea, Flushing
Adverse event was reported on Nov 18, 2013 by a Female taking Welchol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 76 years of age, weighting 157.0 lb, Patient felt the following Welchol side effects: myalgia, pruritus, dyspnoea, flushing.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Potassium
  • Isosorbide
  • Besylate
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Aspirin
  • Brilinta
  • Niaspan
  • Niaspan


Sensation Of Heaviness, Joint Dislocation
on Sep 19, 2013 Female from US , weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride). After Welchol was administered, patient encountered several Welchol side effects: sensation of heaviness, joint dislocation. Welchol (colesevelam Hydrochloride) (625 Milligram, Tablet) (colesevelam Hydrochloride) dosage: 3750 Mg (3750 Mg, Qd), Per Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Niacin (nicotinic Acid) (nicotinic Acid)
  • Lopid (gemfibrozil) (gemfibrozil)


Muscle Fatigue, Asthenia
on Sep 16, 2013 Male from US , 68 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Welchol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Welchol side effects: muscle fatigue, asthenia. Welchol dosage: 6 Tablets Qd Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Amlodipine(norvasc)
  • Aspirin
  • Benazepril(lotensin)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Januvia
  • Metformin Glucophage
  • Pioglitazone(actos)
  • Tadalafil(cialis)


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