WelChol Alternatives

WelChol Alternatives: Other Cholesterol Medicines

There are many types of cholesterol medicines available. Besides bile acid sequestrants, the four other major classes of cholesterol medications are:
Combination medicines are also available (Vytorin®, Advicor®, Simcor®).
For lowering cholesterol and/or triglycerides, the type of medicine your doctor recommends will be based on many things, like your levels (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides), heart disease risk factors, and other medical conditions. Each of these types of cholesterol medicines work a little differently, so depending on your situation, these possible alternatives for WelChol may or may not make sense for you.
(Click Cholesterol Medications to learn more about these other classes of cholesterol medicines and whether these possible substitutes for WelChol could make sense in your particular situation.)
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