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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking colesevelam, talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • High triglycerides
  • Stomach problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A history of bowel obstruction
  • A history of pancreatitis
  • Recently had surgery of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Bleeding problems
  • An allergy to WelChol, medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Colesevelam to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Uses for Colesevelam

Colesevelam has been licensed to treat high LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) in people with high total cholesterol. It is also licensed to help control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
 
(Click What Is Colesevelam Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 
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