What are the possible side effects of colesevelam (Welchol)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using colesevelam and call your doctor at once if you have severe constipation or stomach pain.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild constipation;
- nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, gas, indigestion;
- feeling weak or tired;
- muscle pain; or
- runny nose, sore throat, flu symptoms.
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What are the precautions when taking colesevelam hcl (Welchol)?
Before taking colesevelam, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: history of pancreatitis (caused by high triglyceride levels).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high triglyceride levels, trouble swallowing, stomach/intestinal disorders, recent major intestinal surgery, constipation, hemorrhoids.
Because this drug can interfere with the absorption of certain...
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