Description and Brand Names
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Colesevelam is used together with proper diet and exercise to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. This may help prevent medical problems caused by cholesterol clogging the blood vessels. It is also used to lower high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Colesevelam works by attaching to food substances in the intestine (bowels). 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:
- Powder for Suspension