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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Colesevelam: Colesevelam is a medication that is used to lower cholesterol levels & to treat type 2 diabetes. It should only be taken if it was prescribed fo ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Bad information: Hi. Total cholesterol is a virtually worthless test. What matters in atherosclerosis risk assessment are triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and non-HDL. Treatme ... Read More
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Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Take them apart: I would take the wechol in the morning and the Amitriptyline at bedtime - the latter can be very sedating.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
20 years experience General Practice
Caplets: They are caplets (shaped like a capsule) - about the same size as most other copsules - maybe 3/4". Easy to swallow
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
30 years experience Cardiology
Powder: This medication comes in powder form that you can mix it with water. If you cannot take the tab use the suspension.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Have not seen: Any- recent info on statins seems to indicate good for dementia.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Adjunct only: Don't expect any benefit from Coenzyme Q. It's a minor miracle for a few forms of heart disease, but not common cholesterol problems. I'd consider get ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Neither do I.: I have researched this myself & also don't know what an MSH level is. Perhaps there was a miscommunication. Welchol (colesevelam) is one of a cl ... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binyomin Nemon
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends what works for you (you are a unique individual). Speak to your physician.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Other medicine: Try qeustron light. Caution-- serious side effect-- constipation. This is prescription only medicine. Ask your GI specialist before you try this.
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