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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of WelChol Oral.

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326 Total User Reviews

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Condition: High Cholesterol
5/2/2014 2:22:15 PM

Reviewer: Cliff, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My total cholesterol levels have historically been in the 180 to 200 range. However, LDL levels were borderline high and HDL levels would not increase. Was reluctant to get involved with statins, so MD suggested Welchol. Have been taking (6 tab/day) for slightly over one year with no noticeable undesirable side effects. Testing on 2 occasions since commencing drug show total now LT 150 and LDL in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/24/2014 4:59:59 PM

Reviewer: JasPMoody, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug is expensive. It seems to be one of the only drugs I can take, I am intolerant to statins, so I take it but am trying to find an alternative that is less expensive.

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/11/2014 11:49:18 PM

Reviewer: abbi100, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
5 pills nearly put me in a wheel chair sue to gout like pain, there is a Clear NOT to be used for THYROID Patients warning. Doctor did not do his home work.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/9/2014 10:49:26 AM

Reviewer: Tess, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extreme muscle pain and weakness. Muscles not healing after exercise. Triglicerides elevated from 150 to 500 after 3 months. Cholesterol same as before starting medication.

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/17/2014 11:37:10 PM

Reviewer: Welcholnotforme, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My blood sugar went way up until I quit taking Welchol. My blood pressure went way up and is still up weeks after coming off the drug. I took the drug for only 1 week, but blood sugar and blood pressure was adversely affected almost immediately. I have diabetes, but am not on insulin or do I take statins. Further research reveals to me the maker of this drug must realize some people will be ... Show Full Comment

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