Welchol (Colesevelam )

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Welchol625 mg

Generic Equivalent of Welchol

No generic equivalents of Welchol found.

Welchol Information:

Welchol (Generic name: Colesevelam Hcl, is also called Cholestagel) is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol. Lowering cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. Welchol contains Colesevelam Hcl which belongs to a drug class of bile acid sequestrant. It can be used alone or with other cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins (Crestor, Lipitor, or Zocor). Welchol is also used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes), along with diet and exercise. Use Welchol exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Welchol Side Effects:

Welchol is usually well-tolerated. The most common Welchol side effects are abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, headache, indigestion, nausea, running nose, and weakness. If you are experiencing any severe side effects including unusual bleeding or bruising, or a sign of serious allergic reaction (e.g., difficult breathing; itching; rash; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.

Welchol Precautions:

Do NOT use Welchol if you are allergic to Colesevelam Hcl or any other ingredients in Welchol medication. Before using Welchol, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions, such as constipation, high triglyceride levels, hemorrhoids, intestinal blockage, low level of certain vitamins (A, D, E, K), major stomach surgery, trouble swallowing, or if you have type 2 diabetes. Tell your doctor about all the prescription drugs you are taking, especially of: birth control pills, blood thinner, glyburide, phenytoin, and thyroid hormone replacement. They may interact with Welchol drug. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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