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Chronic Pain board

  1. Frustrated & Nervous
    ... were all statins. Her doc just gave her samples of Welchol , which is a BAS? (I think thats what she called it...

Myositis board

  1. Elevated CPK .. dould that be normal in some people?
    ... not being on any medication ... so we are now trying WelChol . What next or should I ignore the elevated CPK...

Headaches & Migraines board

  1. Anyone take Zyprexa for H A?
    ... very high cholestrol and take Niaspan, 2000 MG daily, Welchol 650 MG 3 times daily and Crestor 10 MG daily. All...

Neurology board

  1. Neurologists???
    ... MEMORY." My mother has recently been on Zetia and Welchol . My sister went with my mother to the doctor last ... test was elevated and to stop taking the Zetia and Welchol . My mother told them she did...right after she saw...

Diet & Nutrition board

  1. What for Salad dressing?
    ... production too fast/can't do that - no gallbladder - I take Welchol for that...so I would like to find a healthy spread...
    ... production too fast/can't do that - no gallbladder - I take Welchol for that...so I would like to find a healthy spread...

Acid Reflux / GERD board

  1. long-term PPI use
    ... Christmas eve I was in the ER because I got two pills ( welchol ) stuck in my throat. They gave me a shot to relax...

Bowel Disorders board

  1. Colonoscopy tomorrow...possible IBD...questions!
    ... to fit? My doc now has me on protonix, librax, welchol for the diarrhea, and tigan for the nausea. None of...

Digestive Disorders board

  1. High Amylase + Triglicerides.scared, please help
    ... Prior to this high amylase thing I was taking 3 Welchol daily. I have since been asked to stop, as at first...

  2. BILE in my stomach and BILE reflux! HELP Needed. please!!
    ... controlled it by taking cholestyramine, colestid, and welchol ... but in the past 13 months I have had a persistent ... actually taken LESS doses of Chloestyramine/Colestid/ Welchol because I do not need that much of any of them to...

  3. Unrelenting Sour/Bitter/Metallic taste in mouth
    ... Colestid, but the sourness remains. I have not tried Welchol yet, but that will be my last alternative... Sometimes...

  4. Annoying side effects with Colestid
    ... these side effects, and I am thinking about trying Welchol now... I've already been through different brands...
    ... Bile diarrhea is a real problem. I have been on Welchol with good (not great) success. But now I have an...
    ... Bile diarrhea is a real problem. I have been on Welchol with good (not great) success. But now I have an ... control with both types of medicines. I am keeping WelChol in my back pocket as a last alternative......

  5. Nervous stomach?
    ... a nervous stomach and prescribed Amitriptylin and Welchol . First off...I am not depressed or have a cholesterol...

  6. Cholestyramine Users - HELP!!!
    ... Global Pharmaceuticals. A newer alternative exists Welchol (Colesevelam) another bile acid resin. This one comes...
    ... Cholestyramine... I know there is Colestid, and also Welchol . Can you tell me a bit about it? Do you use it? ...
    ... Hey Joe, I take Welchol .. Usually just once a day.. need to take it with food...
    ... alone in your complaints. I did some research on Welchol vs Cholestyramine and you might think of trying Welchol ... in my stomach. I am thinking of switching to the Welchol myself. Thanks you Molly for sharing that information...
    ... to keep in mind. I did some research on Welchol vs Cholestyramine and you might think of trying Welchol ... in my stomach. I am thinking of switching to the Welchol myself. Yes, Welchol is yet another possibility...
    ... and I keep reading about people having success with Welchol , and apparently it has worked better for some people ... here I am wondering about asking my doctor to try the Welchol ! I have also read about the OTC product called ... or I can stop the Colestipol completely and try the Welchol ..... or I can try the OTC Caltrate 600 without Magnesium...
    ... swing wildly between D and C.. Only when i went on Welchol did i have a reliable way to combat the D. and be...
    ... swing wildly between D and C.. Only when i went on Welchol did i have a reliable way to combat the D. and be...
    ... Caltrate -- does that help with diarrhea? And does Welchol help? We'd welcome any ideas about controling...
    ... Caltrate -- does that help with diarrhea? And does Welchol help? We'd welcome any ideas about controling...

  7. ER to OR
    ... having them removed,,I am wondering if anyone has taken welchol ? I took it for 6 yrs. until my gb surgury,,,stopped ... on my alt,,read on another board Caltratre d and 1 welchol stops it, and well so far it has worked, but does ... anyone know about welchol causing abnormal liver function tests? I call the...
    ... I had never heard of the cholestrol lowering drug WelChol until tonight when you wrote about it --- I did a ... not letting them reach the colon to cause diarrhea. WelChol is not absorbed by the intestines so it should not...

  8. Colonoscopy tomorrow...possible IBD...questions!
    ... to fit? My doc now has me on protonix, librax, welchol for the diarrhea, and tigan for the nausea. None...

  9. Newbie with Questions
    ... removed.) There are other meds out there including welchol (i think that is how it is spelled) and I am a BIG...

  10. Bile salt diarrhea still gave GB
    ... Syndrome". I've taken Cholestrymine powder, colestid and Welchol . All of the above meds cause strange side affects ... after 8 to 12 mos. The worse so far was Welchol , terrible dizziness. The others cause a shortness...

  11. Upcoming GB surgery - Scared $%$$%$
    ... doctor if you want to consider Colestid, Questran or Welchol for GB-related diarrhea. I'm not sure about the risks...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board

  1. Mixing meds
    ... I take welchol 2 times a day for diarrhea after gall bladder surgery ... or should I space them out? Can I take more than 2 welchol a day? My diarrhea has not gone away,I can't eat...

  2. bile salt diarrhea
    ... hoping you all could help.. i am currently taking Welchol for bile salt diarrhea post gall bladder removal ...
    ... Thanks Harry, Welchol is very similar to quastrav.. but it is in a pill ... could not get a grip on the D... so i turned to the welchol .. because the D causes me some pain because of a history...

  3. Just diagnosed-questions
    ... sufferers? His doctor just gave him some samples of Welchol . I have seen a few posts that mention this drug and...
    ... Hello MKB. I have never heard of Welchol , but I will say that IBS will sap your energy, and...

  4. Habba Syndrome
    ... said to my PCP are you sure it's not my medication ( Welchol )? The doc says no and all the specialists said no...

  5. Colestid,cholestyramine, lotronex for severe ibs-D
    ... I've used both of those meds plus what I'm on now, Welchol . They all work great, except the two meds you mentioned...
    ... Hi. I'm on Welchol for Bile Salts Diahhrea. I have LOTS of questions...
    ... My husband was just dx with IBS and has been given WelChol . His symptoms basically consisted of almost daily ... anyone else had similar problems? How expensive is the WelChol ? (We have samples right now.)...
    ... My husband was just dx with IBS and has been given WelChol . His symptoms basically consisted of almost daily ... anyone else had similar problems? How expensive is the WelChol ? (We have samples right now.) I don't know about ... the cost of Welchol - my insurance pays all but $5 for my Colestid. Being...

  6. Welchol side effects? (Bile salt Diarrhea)
    ... diarrhea. I take sucralfate (carafate). What is Welchol and colestid? Are they names for carafate from another...
    ... changed meds. The main side effect this time with Welchol is dizziness. How much dosage do you take a day?...
    ... I'm new to Welchol ...changed from Questran. I have many questions!!...
    ... I'm new to Welchol ...changed from Questran. I have many questions!! ... ! Nancy Hi there - don't know much about Welchol , but from what I've read it has similar action to...
    ... It took a while to figure out, but it was the Welchol that caused my dizziness/lightheaded feeling (since...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. Lab Results
    ... drug out that is a natural MD script only option. WelChol . Class: Anti-hyperlipidemic agent, Bile acid sequestrant...

  2. tingling...follow up.
    ... well. My husband has had tummy issues since stopping Welchol . As a result I made a light meal at home and made...

  3. Muscle Aches, need advice
    ... Oh, I'm also taking a statin drug called Welchol , a little brother of Baychol, but supposedly without ... with this one? I know folks have had problems with Welchol when taking with Lipitor, but I'm only taking one...

  4. Test Results
    ... responding to my meds very well. (Lipitor 80 mg. QD, WelChol 1875 BID). My HDL and tryglycerides are good but...

Heart Disorders board

  1. Statins and arrhythmias??? HELP?
    ... Tricor, Omacor (really pure omega 3 that is by rx only) welchol (625 mgs each and i take 6 a day!) I have lost almost ... and I have flu like symptoms. HENCE the change to Welchol , because it works like a statin, but is a BILE something...
    ... along with your current regimen is good enough. The Welchol is a bile SEQUESTERENT which binds to bile, which...
    ... full blown panic attack. I am supposed to STAY ON THE WELCHOL also LENNIN!! Does this make sense to you? Really...
    ... full blown panic attack. I am supposed to STAY ON THE WELCHOL also LENNIN!! Does this make sense to you? Really...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. Anyone tried Avapro?
    ... Statins and I do not get along either, and neither did Welchol or Zetia. Of course as usual, they think it is all...

High Cholesterol board

  1. How Horrible Is This???
    ... my test results, he unwillingly put me on zetia and welchol but they didn't really work. I can't take statins...

  2. Niacin and blood pressure meds
    ... holesterol, I can't take statins. My doctor wants me to try Welchol , but all the reading I've done points to try Niacin...

  3. What to eat to lower cholesterol
    ... take statins. My new doctor wants me to stop taking WelChol because my cholesterol numbers keep getting worse...

  4. Could The Problem Be The Cinnamon?
    ... tried Zocor and Pravachol.....and Zetia. I passed on Welchol (sp?)...

  5. Elevated CPK .. trying Welchol now!
    ... not being on any medication ... so we are now trying WelChol . What next or should I ignore the elevated CPK...
    ... Good luck with the welchol , it didn't help me. The thing that caught my attention...

  6. anyone experience side effects from lovastatin?
    ... non-statin meds available. Lopid - Fibrates Welchol - Bile binder Zetia - Fat binder Niacin - Cholesterol...

  7. Hypocol vs. WelChol
    ... very small dose of Liptor (atorvastatin) does. Welchol is a bile sequestrant that prevents the cholesterol...

  8. New Numbers -And Another Drug Is Suggested By Dr.
    ... feeling like eating. My Dr has suggested that I take Welchol .....but I did not do well with Zetia-so I hate to...
    ... across the board... and 35% increase in HDL. I tried welchol once... I believe that is what it was. You have to...
    ... CarBuff, Try the Welchol , you might be pleasantly surprised. It is claimed ... 37;, not earth shattering but GOOD. The nicety of Welchol is that it is a bile sequestrant which means it traps ... bloodfats, thereby lowering your serum cholsterol. Welchol is NOT absorbed nor does it ever have to be handled...
    ... Lenin, is Welchol considered in the statin family?...
    ... Welchol is not in the statin family. Think of it more along...
    ... the best I can with the diet. My concerns with Welchol .......how close is this drug to Zetia? Same family...
    ... then the drug is metabolized partly by the liver. Welchol , is a bile sequestrant which never leaves the intestines ... being resorbed. There are NO systemic effects from Welchol but there may be several from Zetia, including liver...

  9. Can't lower my cholesterol
    ... statins due to some adverse side effects. I also tried welchol , but I didn't like the side effects. Nothing has...

  10. Illogical or not?
    ... just couldn't handle them, and also couldn't handle Welchol , Zetia and some other thing I can't remember the name...

  11. Which is better and safer Zetia or Zocor?
    ... Pravachol. I will start that today. I did ok on Welchol but the unexpected "gastro" noises made me crazy....

  12. Should I take cholesterol medicine?
    ... Welchol is an old version of what Zetia is today, I took it...
    ... I took that 10% risk with a grain of salt! JJ, Welchol is an old version of what Zetia is today, I took it ... No Zetia is very different. Welchol and it's sisters are bile sequestants and works in...
    ... So Welcol and Welchol are the same thing? I just spelled it wrong? And ... Welchol is not a statin? It is a bile sequestrant. Which ... cholesterol from your body through your bile? And they use Welchol for people with high cholesterol? Someone wrote that...
    ... put her back on Tricor, a prescription niacin, and welchol . I strongly suggested that she go see a heart doctor...

  13. Truthtelling
    ... despise about them is the way they made me feel, even Welchol , Zetia and a few I forgot I have taken, just wore...

  14. How Do I Go Off My Lipitor And Zetia Safely?
    ... great so they tried me on a few other statins and Welchol , but as I said, I didn't seem to tolerate anything...
    ... great so they tried me on a few other statins and Welchol , but as I said, I didn't seem to tolerate anything...

  15. Weight loss from lipid-lowering medication?
    ... trips to the "powder room", not a fun way to live. The Welchol was just the opposite, it bound me up terrible, and...

  16. New Pfizer drug trials stopped
    ... clear. She then went to Lipitor, then to zetia and welchol .....then on to zetia.....She now has permanant brain...
    ... clear. She then went to Lipitor, then to zetia and welchol .....then on to zetia.....She now has permanant brain...

  17. Question about Muscle Weakness
    ... first Zocor, then Lipitor and then combo of zetia and welchol . She has been to numerous neurologists at both Washington...

  18. I said I'd report back....
    ... doctor said I could take a new drug that is called Welchol and the doctor explained how it works and it sounded...
    ... stuff U took, but I have never heard of it. As far as Welchol , I did take it about 2 years ago. U need to take 6 ... better then I did. I think Zetia is very similar to Welchol , so ask your dr. which might be best. As U know, my...
    ... stuff U took, but I have never heard of it. As far as Welchol , I did take it about 2 years ago. U need to take 6 ... better then I did. I think Zetia is very similar to Welchol , so ask your dr. which might be best. As U know, my...

  19. Help! I am so stressed and confused
    ... etc. Now, my doctor wants me back on the lipitor or Welchol . What does everyone think? Any advice? Ivy...

  20. 2 Months Off Statins-Here's The Numbers-Help!
    ... take statins, tried just about all of them and even Welchol and some other things, but nothing agreed with me...
    ... take statins, tried just about all of them and even Welchol and some other things, but nothing agreed with me...

  21. potatos and green tea??
    ... very sick, and trust me, I tried em all, including Welchol etc. I'm VERY med. sensative, so I just do the best...

  22. What Should I Take And Not Take?
    ... first zocor, then lipitor, then zetia, then zetia and Welchol she needs a triple bypass. ?????? Doctors at Washington...

  23. A poll among the member's please
    ... Strange, for 59 yrs. it was very low..Hmmmmm Tried Welchol , felt like a constipated whale, so ditched that too...

  24. Goodbye Lipitor, Hello Zocor
    ... totally ticked off and tossed em, then they put me on Welchol , don't lose that stuff either. Sorry, but I went thru...

  25. Twin Labs Cholesterol Success
    ... pain and stomach issues). My MD wants to start me on WelChol but after looking it up, I don't want to try this...

  26. Crap---have to go back on Zocor!!!
    ... medications, including the non-statins, zetia and welchol . This was probably her last christmas. Her mitochondria...

  27. My husband's numbers--any advice appreciated
    ... sugar cane, no :) t beeswax or rice. There's also Welchol , which is not a statin... And there is also Vytorin...

  28. Crestor....
    ... from her cholesterol lowering medication (zetia, and Welchol ). When see exercised, the exercise was breaking down...
    ... from her cholesterol lowering medication (zetia, and Welchol ). When see exercised, the exercise was breaking down...
    ... lowering medication now. She went off the Zetia and Welchol app. 2 months ago. Already there is a lot of improvement ... april 05-october 18 05 was on combination zetia and welchol . Now she is off of her cholesterol medication forever...
    ... say we didn't get along after that. I have tried Welchol and a few other things, none of which agreed with...

  29. Zetia
    ... statins or even the other fibrate things, like Zetia, Welchol etc., so I have to work like a fool at trying to keep...
    ... statins or even the other fibrate things, like Zetia, Welchol etc., so I have to work like a fool at trying to keep...
    ... to have liver test done with the Zetia as also with Welchol . It is not the medications that are causing the problem...

  30. What is The WEAKEST & SAFER Statin
    ... What about welchol ? I heard that was low one but it did not work for...
    ... What about welchol ? I heard that was low one but it did not work for ... me. Welchol isn't a statin, it is like Zetia and can be used with ... ********* What are some possible side effects of Welchol ? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported ... with Welchol . Your health care provider can discuss with you a...
    ... Welchol isn't a statin, it is like Zetia and can be used with ... ********* What are some possible side effects of Welchol ? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported ... with Welchol . Your health care provider can discuss with you a...

  31. Anyone on Welchol?
    ... I just started Welchol last night. I have tried all three major statin drugs ... Hi hindy...I can't take statins so they tried me on Welchol about 2 yrs. ago. It bothered my stomach and made...

  32. I'm Going Off Lipitor-Too Many Issues 4 Me
    ... after having nasty problems with statins, as well as Welchol and some other thing I was given, that I can't remember...

  33. Questiion about Crestor, Scard of statins, Please help.
    ... go back on them. They tried me on Lipitor, Baycol, Welchol and a few other lipid lowering things, and I got sick...

  34. Types of blood test.....
    ... won't. I have never tried the Zetia, but did try the Welchol , that was yucky and made me feel like a bloated whale...
    ... won't. I have never tried the Zetia, but did try the Welchol , that was yucky and made me feel like a bloated whale ... and a few others that escaped my mind I bought the welchol too many pills to take and took it for like 3 days...
    ... and a few others that escaped my mind I bought the welchol too many pills to take and took it for like 3 days ... of being poor......LOL I couldn't handle that Welchol at all, the pills were huge, and it really bloated...

  35. My Cholesterol Results
    ... thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa...
    ... thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa What a bummer ... either. As far as the Zetia, it is I believe like the Welchol , both are none statins. I tried the Welchol and it...
    ... either. As far as the Zetia, it is I believe like the Welchol , both are none statins. I tried the Welchol and it...
    ... thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa Lisa,...
    ... good enough...that's the case for MANY people. The Welchol is the most innocuous drug in the arsenal that never ... in a person who shuns fats. Since you HAVE the Welchol , why not try it for a month and get retested. If you...
    ... good enough...that's the case for MANY people. The Welchol is the most innocuous drug in the arsenal that never ... in a person who shuns fats. Since you HAVE the Welchol , why not try it for a month and get retested. If you...
    ... said, the statins didn't agree with me, nor did the Welchol , so I got sooooo ticked I just tossed em. I've never ... know which is affecting you. At least with either the Welchol or Zetia, they just absorb what is in your tummy, ... affects like the statins, and as soon as I stopped the Welchol , I was fine within 2 days. Cheer up kiddo, alot...
    ... said, the statins didn't agree with me, nor did the Welchol , so I got sooooo ticked I just tossed em. I've never ... know which is affecting you. At least with either the Welchol or Zetia, they just absorb what is in your tummy, ... affects like the statins, and as soon as I stopped the Welchol , I was fine within 2 days. Cheer up kiddo, alot...
    ... thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa I'm going...
    ... thing that has not bothered me..I have a bottle of welchol should I take that instead? Help, Lisa Moxie/Lisa ... mention what your CRP was? My mother took the Zetia/ Welchol combinatiion. Her doctor told her that she didn't...

  36. Word of warning....Zetia
    ... called back and said for mother to stop the zetia and welchol immediately because of elevated liver enzymes. Mother...

  37. Homeopathic Doctors
    ... caused by cholesterol drugs. (including zetia and welchol ). He also found or said (we knew) she is clinicly ... myopathy. This convinced her to get off the Zetia and Welchol . Her docotors would not tell her she had a myopathy ... t cause this). They then told her that Zetia and Welchol wouldn't cause this because this because they were...

  38. need advice for these lab results
    ... wheelchair, were caused by Zocor, Lipitor, Zetia, and Welchol . It does not have to be a statin. Lowering of cholesterol...

  39. My Dr says that my leg pain should be gone if it was being caused by the Lipitor
    ... her cholesterol is now 160 , she is on zetia and welchol . (you might want to read the latest warnings on Zetia...

  40. six weeks on lipitor
    ... given me three drugs to try, Zetia, Pravachol and Welchol . Zetia and Welchol are non statins so the doctor...

  41. Total cholesterol too low?
    ... tolerate them. I just couldn't handle statins, nor Welchol , so rather then live like an invalid with low cholesterol...

  42. anyone had cholestrol increase from taking policosanol
    ... We discussed the statin issue, and he suggested Welchol , which I am now going to research and let him know...
    ... That's what I was afraid of, with Welchol . Just what I do not need is something else to aggravate...
    ... That's what I was afraid of, with Welchol . Just what I do not need is something else to aggravate...

  43. Vytorin Experience
    ... told me to stop the Vytorin and gave me a script for Welchol . I did get the Altace but he insisted, and I mean ... new area and new doctors. I have read the posts on Welchol and I am not impressed. I think I would be better...

  44. Any experiences with Zetia?
    ... ive been run over by a truck. he wants me to try Welchol , but i had thoses before the Zetia and they are horse...

  45. Pregnancy and High Cholesterol
    ... cholesterol and it does not seem to be going down. I take welchol and zetia but am not sure if I could take either or...


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