WelChol Drug Interactions

WelChol Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when WelChol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Certain Vitamins
WelChol may decrease the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, or vitamin K. You should take any such vitamins at least four hours before a dose of WelChol.
 
Cyclosporine
WelChol can decrease the absorption of cyclosporine. You should take cyclosporine at least four hours before WelChol, and your healthcare provider should monitor the level of cyclosporine in your blood (and adjust your cyclosporine dosage as necessary).
 
Glimepiride
WelChol may decrease the absorption of glimepiride into the body, perhaps making it less effective. Glimepiride should be taken at least four hours before a dose of WelChol to avoid this interaction. If you take WelChol twice a day and have trouble timing the doses of glimepiride and WelChol, ask your healthcare provider about taking WelChol just once a day instead of twice a day, as this can help make avoiding this interaction easier.
   
Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase)
WelChol may decrease the absorption of glyburide into the body, perhaps making it less effective. Glyburide should be taken at least four hours before a dose of WelChol to avoid this interaction. If you take WelChol twice a day and have trouble timing the doses of glyburide and WelChol, ask your healthcare provider about taking WelChol just once a day instead of twice a day, as this can help make avoiding this interaction easier.
 
Levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Levothroid, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid)
WelChol may decrease the absorption of levothyroxine into the body, perhaps making it less effective. Levothyroxine should be taken at least four hours before a dose of WelChol to avoid this interaction.
 
Metformin ER
WelChol may increase the level of metformin ER in the bloodstream, perhaps increasing the risk for metformin ER side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining these medications. You may need to monitor your blood sugar more closely for a while.
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