Medical symbolDirectory of Drugs: Prescription symbol Welchol - colesevelam



What is Welchol used for?

Welchol is used alone or with another drug to lower high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood when response to diet and non-drug therapy is inadequate. Diet and exercise are very important factors to help control cholesterol.


Who should not take Welchol?

Do not take Welchol if you have a blockage of your intestinal tract

What does my doctor or health care provider need to know?

Tell your doctor or health care provider if you have:

  • difficulty in swallowing, severe intestinal problems, or have had major abdominal surgery

  • fat soluble vitamin deficiencies

  • high triglyceride levels (> 300mg/dL)

What are some possible side effects of Welchol? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Welchol. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)  

  • Indigestion

  • Constipation

  • Gas

For more detailed information about Welchol, ask your health care provider.


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