Welchol Oral Tablet 625Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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WelChol: Oral tablet (625mg)

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WelChol 625mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO C01 

What is this Medicine?

COLESEVELAM (koh le SEV e lam) is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. It is also used in combination with diet and exercise to help lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for WelChol: Oral tablet(625mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Welchol 625mg Tablet

NDC: 655970701
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Welchol 625mg Tablet
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Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO C01 
Shape: oblong
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Welchol 625mg Tablet

Muscle Pain Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.3-3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
2.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
2.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.6-4.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
2.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.8-8.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
3.2-3.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
3.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
3.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
3.9-7.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Triglycerides Incidence:
5.0-22.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
6.5-11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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