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Who Should Not Take Colesevelam?

You should not take colesevelam if you have:
 
  • An allergy to colesevelam, WelChol, or any of the inactive components used to make the drug. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Ever had a bowel obstruction.
     
  • High triglycerides (over 500 mg/dL).
     
  • Ever had pancreatitis caused by high triglycerides.
     

Precautions and Warnings With Colesevelam: Final Thoughts

There are a number of people who should not take colesevelam, as well as several precautions and warnings to be aware of before starting the drug or beginning new medicines that may affect colesevelam.
 
It is possible that not warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with colesevelam that may apply to you.
 
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