Welchol Powder For Oral Susp/Pwd 3.75G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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WelChol: Powder for Oral susp/PWD (3.75g)

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Welchol 3.75g Pwd for Susp

What is this Medicine?

COLESEVELAM (koh le SEV e lam) is used to lower cholesterol in children and adults. It is also used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine should be used in combination with diet and exercise

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for WelChol: Powder for Oral susp/PWD(3.75g)
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 3.75g Powder for Suspension

NDC: 655970902
  • 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 3.75g Powder for Suspension

Reported Side Effects for Welchol 3.75g Powder for Suspension

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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