August 27, 2008

Welchol (colesevelam)

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 9:00 am

Welchol is used for the treatment of high cholesterol levels in the blood. It is suggested that this medication be used along with exercise and a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. Reducing your cholesterol can help prevent strokes and heart attacks.

When the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, a blood fat, in your bloodstream become too high, your likelihood of developing cholesterol-containing fatty deposits (plaques) in your blood vessels increases. Over time, plaques cause your arteries to narrow, which impedes blood flow and creates a condition called atherosclerosis. Narrowing of the arteries that supply your heart with blood (coronary artery disease) can prevent your heart from getting as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs. This means an increased risk of a heart attack. Likewise, decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke. Less blood flowing to your lower limbs may result in exercise-related pain or even gangrene.

Before using Welchol tell your doctor if you

  • have bleeding problems
  • have constipation
  • have difficulty swallowing
  • have gall bladder disease
  • have hemorrhoids
  • have had a recent surgery
  • have stomach problems
  • have an unusual or allergic reaction to Welchol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • have blocked intestines
  • are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding

Welchol Side Effects

Severe: Allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); chest pain; nausea; rash.

Common: Constipation; indigestion; muscle aches; sore throat; weakness.

This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Welchol, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

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