It is used to lower blood sugar in patients with high blood sugar diabetes. Take colesevelam tablets with some food such as a snack or straight after a meal.
Birth control taken by mouth may not work as well to prevent pregnancy if taken at the same time as welchol colesevelam tablets.
Colesevelam tablets. Colesevelam is also used along with a proper diet and exercise to lower high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Colesevelam tablets can stop the absorption of many other medicines. Colesevelam is used to treat high cholesterol in adults and children at least 10 years old.
1 875 g 3 tablets po q12hr or 3 75 g 6 tablets po qday. What do i need to tell my doctor before i take colesevelam tablets. If you have an allergy to colesevelam or any other part of this medicine colesevelam tablets.
This increased excretion of bile acids results in an increased oxidation of cholesterol to bile acid and a lowering of the serum cholesterol. If you are taking birth control by mouth take it at least 4 hours before taking welchol colesevelam tablets. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage blindness nerve.
Do not break crush or chew the tablets. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant plan on getting pregnant or are breast feeding. Lowering your ldl cholesterol may reduce your risk of hardened arteries which can lead to heart attacks stroke and circulation problems.
Colesevelam lowers bad cholesterol in the blood which is also called ldl low density lipoprotein cholesterol. Colesevelam hcl is a hydrophilic water insoluble polymer not hydrolyzed by digestive enzymes and is not absorbed. For all uses of this medicine colesevelam tablets.
Uses of colesevelam tablets. Colesevelam hydrochloride tablets are indicated to reduce ldl c levels in boys and postmenarchal girls 10 to 17 years of age with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia hefh who are unable to reach ldl c target levels despite an adequate trial of dietary therapy and lifestyle modification. Distribution is limited to the gastrointestinal tract.
It is used to lower cholesterol. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. Colesevelam binds with bile acids in the intestine to form an insoluble complex that is eliminated in feces.