Welchol is a prescription medication used to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. It may be used on its own or together with statin drugs. Welchol can also improve blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Welchol exactly as prescribed.
Before taking Welchol, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Welchol include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Is Welchol a statin?
No. Welchol is a type of drug called a bile acid sequestrant. It may be used along with statin drugs to help lower cholesterol, and also works to help control blood sugar.