What is Welchol (Colesevelam) used for?
Welchol, along with other lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, is used to treat high levels of cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol contributes to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. It can also be used to reduce blood sugar for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
It works by reducing bile levels in the body. The liver produces extra bile to replace it which lowers cholesterol. It is not fully understood the connection between Welchol (Colesevelam) and how it lowers blood sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions About Welchol
Before you start taking Welchol, and after every refill, carefully read the drug information provided with the product. When you buy Welchol online from Your Canada Drug Store, we send it in the manufacturer’s packaging with instructions.
The tablets are taken orally with food once or twice daily depending on your condition. If you have difficulty swallowing the tablets, call your doctor or pharmacist to see if it can be crushed and incorporated into food. Seek emergency medical treatment if attention if severe abdominal pain or severe constipation occur.
This needs to be taken consistently every day to experience the most benefit. It may take a few weeks of proper use to see results. Welchol may prevent our other drugs from working properly. Disclose all your drugs to your doctor or pharmacist as you may need to change how and when you take them.
The following drugs are known to interact with Welchol. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- Mycophenolic Acid
- Ethinyl Estradiol
- Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
Welchol has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Welchol, talk to your doctor or emergency care.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects If you find them unmanageable. When you buy Welchol online from Canada, we have a pharmacist that can provide counselling on side effects.
- stomach pain or discomfort
- slow or fast heartbeat
- trouble with sleeping
- ear congestion
- cool, pale skin
- difficulty in moving
- Bleeding after defecation
- stuffy or runny nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- muscle pains, cramps, or stiffness
- trouble with swallowing
- pounding in the ears
- unable to swallow saliva
- pain or discomfort in the chest
- slurred speech
- Acid or sour stomach
- blurred vision
- voice changes
- body aches or pain
- joint pain or swelling
- swelling of the stomach area
- Accidental injury
- increased hunger
- loss of consciousness
- lack or loss of strength
- loss of appetite
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- sore throat
- dark urine
- loss of voice
- yellow eyes or skin
- cold sweats
- back pain
- muscle aches
- dry or sore throat
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- difficulty in breathing
- uncomfortable swelling around the anus
The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Welchol online.
Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Your doctor or pharmacist is the best source of information on how to use this medication and potential health risks that may be associated with it. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.