WelChol® may be taken once per day with a meal, or taken twice per day in divided doses with meals. Patients
should be directed to take WelChol® with a liquid and a meal, and adhere to their NCEP-recommended diet. Patients
should tell their physicians if they are pregnant, are intending to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What is Welchol used for?
Welchol is used alone or with another drug to lower high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood when
response to diet and non-drug therapy is inadequate. Diet and exercise are very important factors to help control
Who should not take Welchol?
Do not take Welchol if you have a blockage of your intestinal tract
What does my doctor or health care provider need to know?
Tell your doctor or health care provider if you have:
- difficulty in swallowing, severe intestinal problems, or have had major abdominal surgery
- fat soluble vitamin deficiencies
- high triglyceride levels (> 300mg/dL)
What are some possible side effects of Welchol? (This is NOT a complete list of side
effects reported with Welchol. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side
For more detailed information about Welchol, ask your health care provider.