Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Welchol

Descriptions


Colesevelam is used together with proper diet to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. This may help prevent medical problems caused by cholesterol clogging the blood vessels. This medicine is also used to treat high blood sugar levels for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Colesevelam works by attaching to food substances in the intestine. This medicine is not absorbed from the intestine, so these substances pass out of the body without being absorbed.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Powder for Suspension