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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Colesevelam (Overview)

Colesevelam is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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Can you tell me how large are welchol tablets for cholesterol ?

Caplets: They are caplets (shaped like a capsule) - about the same size as most other copsules - maybe 3/4". Easy to swallow ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
17 doctors shared insights

Colesevelam (Overview)

Colesevelam is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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My husband had blood work done. His DR told him his MSH level is low. What does this mean? He was given Welchol to take. We don't really understand!

My husband had blood work done. His DR told him his MSH level is low. What does this mean? He was given Welchol to take. We don't really understand!

Neither do I.: I have researched this myself & also don't know what an MSH level is. Perhaps there was a miscommunication. Welchol is one of a class of medications used to treat elevated cholesterol which is a risk factor for coronary artery and peripheral artery disease. Contact your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol came to 224.My dr had prescribed me Welchol for 4 months.Any lifestyle change, diet and exercise that will rduce cholesterol.Thx.

My total cholesterol came to 224.My dr had prescribed me Welchol for 4 months.Any lifestyle change, diet and exercise that will rduce cholesterol.Thx.

Bad information: Hi. Total cholesterol is a virtually worthless test. What matters in atherosclerosis risk assessment are triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and non-HDL. Treatment decisions should never be based on total cholesterol. LDL is pretty much genetically determined. If it's high, medication is warranted (primarily a statin, but colesevelam is also good). Triglyceride is very diet and exercise responsive. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me how large are welchol tablets for cholesterol ?

Caplets: They are caplets (shaped like a capsule) - about the same size as most other copsules - maybe 3/4". Easy to swallow ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big are welchol tablets for cholesterol ?

Powder: This medication comes in powder form that you can mix it with water. If you cannot take the tab use the suspension. ...Read more

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I am 44 years and my ldl was a lil elevated.I was kept on welchol by my dr for 4 months and then stopped. Can i take Coq10...will it help me..thanks?

I am 44 years and my ldl was a lil elevated.I was kept on welchol by my dr for 4 months and then stopped. Can i take Coq10...will it help me..thanks?

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 getting another opinion about how to manage your cholesterol. It's primarily genetic, and staying physically fit is your first line of management. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband had blood work done. His DR told him his MSH level is low. What does this mean? He was given Welchol to take. We don't really understand!

Neither do I.: I have researched this myself & also don't know what an MSH level is. Perhaps there was a miscommunication. Welchol is one of a class of medications used to treat elevated cholesterol which is a risk factor for coronary artery and peripheral artery disease. Contact your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Welchol (Definition)

Welchol is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more