BILE ACID SEQUESTRANT
Welchol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Welchol is usually combined with another drug such as Metformin, a sulfonylurea, or an insulin. Welchol is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Welchol is also referred to by its drug name, Colesevelam.
Welchol is a bile acid sequestrant. Welchol is also a cholesterol-lowering medication. It is not understood how Welchol works to lower blood glucose levels.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Welchol is generally taken once or twice a day with meals.
Welchol comes as a tablet or an oral suspension.
The FDA-approved label for Welchol lists common side effects including constipation, hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), nausea, and upset stomach.
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