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Condition: High Cholesterol
12/4/2008 10:47:01 PM

Reviewer: MCP, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking WelChol for 5 months now. I have found it to be very effective at 6 pills a day. Total cholesterol went from 226 to 189, LDL from 159 to 115. Worst problem is the constipation. I have to take 6 stool softeners and Benefiber to keep things moving. It might be a pain in the butt, but it works.

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/24/2008 3:16:59 AM

Reviewer: CHEFFY, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Slightly High Cholesterol and Triglycerides. Tried Tricor and was dizzy 4 times a day. Since Welchol no more dizzy spells but awaiting test results. Dr. told me to take 2 per day. I take 1 to see what happens. Will certainly increase dose to 2 if needed.

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/20/2008 8:14:41 AM

Reviewer: Texas Sam, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on it for 6 monthsand now stopped on my own. First it was pain in upper back, hard time swallowing and then threwing up after taking the 2 pills with my dinner meal. Had to go on medicine to have bowel movement. The last straw was the cramps in my hands and legs. I think this is a dangerous drug!!

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/15/2008 10:50:33 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for 6 weeks now. I have noticed that a rash on my left buttock has become more severe as I continue to take this drug. I am going to stop taking it to see if the rash clears up.

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/8/2008 9:10:47 PM

Reviewer: RCBlack01, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Over the years, I have been treated with Mevacor, Lipitor, Niaspan/Red Yeast Rice and Zetia. All of these produced the same negative side effects -- progressively worsening muscle/nerve distress. My primary care physician finally prescribed Welchol, one (1) each 625mg tablet twice daily, in hopes that this non-statin pharmaceutical would not cause the muscle/nerve distress experienced previously. ... Show Full Comment

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