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Colesevelam Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Welchol, Colesevelam Hydrochloride, Colesevelam, Cholestagel
Official FDA Reports16,216
Social Media Events1,257
Total Posts1,104
Avg. Review Score3.07/ 5

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Colesevelam Hydrochloride Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Colesevelam Hydrochloride

Drug Ineffective

... multiple sclerosis so don't need any more discomfort. I've been on Welchol over a year and after 3 months my numbers were great. I use it in conjunction with ZETIA. Didn't work without the ZETIA, b...


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Nausea

I have been taking this bc for over a year now and when I first started, I experienced extreme nausea . This pill protected me sexually, which was the reason I wanted it. It didn't cause me any acne bu...


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Vaginal Haemorrhage

I have been taking this pill for 8 years and I love it. Over the first year on it, my insanely heavy periods subsided and became very normal and I never have spotting. Cramping is little to none. My e...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dizziness, Nausea

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Posted By Allyson on November 13, 2016 @ 9:22 am

After trying lots of stations I am now on cholestagel day 3 of taking 6 tabs a day cholestagel is now 9.1 has been as high as 11.7 feeling unwell I hope it is just my body getting used to new meds

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I am using the powder form and after almost giving up on being able to swallow it mixed with a variety of juices, water, etc. I found that mixing it in the blender work -- at least I'm able to swallow...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By purple lady in fdb.rxlist.com on August 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... multiple sclerosis so don't need any more discomfort. I've been on Welchol over a year and after 3 months my numbers were great. I use it in conjunction with ZETIA. Didn't work without the ZETIA, b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By teritx in fdb.rxlist.com on July 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

My insurance company will no longer let me take Vytorin or Crestor so I have been taking this drug for over a year and my cholesterol is still in the 200 range. Thanks UHC!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By sarknee in fdb.rxlist.com on July 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking this bc for over a year now and when I first started, I experienced extreme nausea. This pill protected me sexually, which was the reason I wanted it. It didn't cause me any acne bu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By TerryfromTexas in fdb.rxlist.com on July 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking Welchol for almost 2 months and my Dr hasn't check me for results

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vaginal haemorrhage, Emotional distress

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking this pill for 8 years and I love it. Over the first year on it, my insanely heavy periods subsided and became very normal and I never have spotting. Cramping is little to none. My e...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Pain, Acupuncture, Contusion, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I got headaches two nights in a row. Had severe pain all down my left leg and in the night after taking the third dose I had a bloody nose? I also noticed a small dark red bruise on t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal distension, Influenza like illness, Mood altered, Somnolence, Weight increased

Posted By Kayala in fdb.rxlist.com on June 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Easy to pop a pill every morning but the side effects are something else. Weight gain, fatigue, flu like symptoms, bloating and just feeling lousy. Not sure if this is for me.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Cystitis

Posted By jayon in fdb.rxlist.com on May 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

The drug has been effective in lowering my chol numbers. It is a bit of a pain to take with everything else I take but I work around it by taking this 4 hours before and 4 hours after I take the othe...


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