Welchol

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What are the side effects of Welchol?

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Welchol« (colesevelam) is a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels. Welchol« belongs to a class of drugs called bile acid resins and is generally used with few side effects. Other bile acid resins include Questran« (cholestyramine) and Colestid« (colestipol).

Welchol's most common side effects are constipation, gas and stomach upset. Welchol« may not be appropriate for people with difficulty swallowing or severe stomach or intestinal disorders.

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