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New Data Demonstrate Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) Significantly Improved Lipid and Glycemic Measures in Patients With High LDL Cholesterol and Prediabetes
Date:4/23/2010

Post-marketing experience: Due to the voluntary nature of these reports it is not possible to reliably estimate frequency or establish a causal relationship.

  • Increased seizure activity or decreased phenytoin levels have been reported in patients receiving phenytoin concomitantly with Welchol.
  • Reduced International Normalized Ratio (INR) has been reported in patients receiving warfarin concomitantly with Welchol.
  • Elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in patients receiving thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

Pregnancy

Welchol is Pregnancy Category B.

Please visit http://www.welchol.com/pdf/Welchol_PI.pdf for full Prescribing Information on Welchol.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information on Welchol, call 877-4-DSPROD (877-437-7763), or go to the Welchol website at www.Welchol.com.  

For patients having difficulty affording their Welchol (colesevelam HCl) medication
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