WelChol® (colesevelam hydrochloride) is a medicine licensed to lower cholesterol levels within the body. It is also approved to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. The medication is meant to be used in combination with lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise.
WelChol tablets are taken once or twice daily with meals. This medicine is also available in powder packets that are designed to be dissolved in four to eight ounces of water, fruit juice, or diet soda.
Some of the most commonly reported side effects of WelChol include:
(For more details on this medicine, including how it works, factors affecting your dose, and generic availability, click WelChol.)