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