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Colesevelam

Welchol

Colesevelam (Welchol) is an expensive drug used to lower in patients who are at risk of heart disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Welchol. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare bile acid sequestrants.
Colesevelam Coupon - Colesevelam 625mg tablet
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Colesevelam Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your blood sugar and other tests will be measured regularly.

This medicine is only part of a total cholesterol or blood sugar-lowering program. Your health care professional or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

To reduce the chance of getting constipated, drink plenty of water and increase the amount of fiber in your diet. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice if you are constipated.

If you are taking this medicine for diabetes, wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Anxiety

blurred vision

chills

cold sweats

coma

confusion

congestion

cool, pale skin

cough

depression

diarrhea

dizziness

dry or sore throat

fast heartbeat

fever

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

hoarseness

increased hunger

joint pain

loss of appetite

muscle aches or pain

nausea

nervousness

nightmares

pounding in the ears

runny nose

seizures

shakiness

shivering

slow or fast heartbeat

slurred speech

sweating

tender, swollen glands in the neck

trouble with sleeping

trouble with swallowing

unusual tiredness or weakness

voice changes

vomiting

Incidence not known

Bleeding after defecation

darkened urine

difficulty with swallowing

indigestion

pain or discomfort in the chest

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pressure in the stomach

severe stomach pain

swelling of the abdominal or stomach area

unable to swallow saliva

uncomfortable swelling around the anus

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

bloating

constipation

full or bloated feeling

heartburn

pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Less common

Lack or loss of strength

sneezing

stuffy nose

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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