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Condition: High Cholesterol
8/25/2013 3:36:17 PM

Reviewer: scared silly, 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:
I used the pill form of Welchol Oral and could not tolerate, then try the powder form.First three doses my throat came very itchy (that should have been a clue), the fourth dose my throat just swelled shut after the first swallow. I actually could not breath, thought I was dying. Actually I was. Then all of a sudden the swelling subsided and I could breath little small breaths. Still not over that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/22/2013 5:27:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After a quadruple bypass and 9 stents, I have to be extremely careful with my cholesterol levels. Crestor and the like busted my liver. Now with WelChol I have severe stomach pains, the cholesterol levels are not down and it has double the number of gall bladder stones, as told by the ER professionals. I have stopped taking this med!!

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/5/2013 10:41:54 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I stopped taking statins after 10+ years due to memory issues. I tried to eat better and increase exercise but levels crept above 200. My doctor suggested Welchol and I have been on it for about 30 days. I am e peri ending severe hip and leg pain that forced me to ER to see if I somehow had a fracture. X-rays were negative. Taking Percocet or Valium to get through the work day and stopping Welc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/29/2013 1:09:04 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have gained 10 pounds. I know it is the medication as that is the only variable, diet, exercise, other medications have remained the same. I meet with my MD in a few days and he may order blood tests to see if it has lowed my cholesterol. I have also experienced the gas and muscle pains that others have, but I am most concerned with the weight gain. I'm not especially satisfied with the medi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/28/2013 3:56:53 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been having migraines and itching. Wondering if these could be a side effect of the Welchol.

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