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