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

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Condition: High Cholesterol
3/5/2009 11:05:42 AM

Reviewer: Jan, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I can't take statins because of muscle cramping. Been on Welchol before and quit because of the intestinal discomfort. Doctor wanted me back on it as LDL levels were too high. Still having constipation and cramping and am not up to the full 6 pill a day dose. I really hate this stuff and doubt if I will stay on it for very long.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/5/2009 7:43:23 AM

Reviewer: Manny, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After first day of taking 4 pills , two in AM then 2 at night w/food. Had severe diarrea, no appetite. Today is second day will skip dosage to recover then I will try 1 or 2 per day and see. Curious so many reviews reported constipation mine was just the opposite.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/1/2009 9:36:38 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I seldom had heartburn until I started taking Welchol 2 tabs a day and Rowasa 4 capsules a day (Omega 30. I can't take statins. Been the route wiht Questran which I am sure caused hair loss, Zocor, Crestor which caused muscle pain in shoulders and arms. Started on Welchol 2 years ago and I am still not happy with the side effects. I also have large stools and flatulence. My Colonoscopy wa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/20/2009 1:36:03 PM

Reviewer: 4scored, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My voice is breaking up after a few words. Has there been reports of Welchol causing irritation of the larynx?

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/18/2009 12:58:46 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I cannot take statins, so the doctor put me on this med. I have been taking for 1 month and have started getting leg pains like with the statins. Just had labs done and will see tomorrow if it has helped there. Don't think I can keep taking since my legs are hurting worse every day.

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