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Condition: High Cholesterol
5/27/2013 2:29:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took the prescribed dose of 6 tablets (625mg each) 3 after lunch and 3 after dinner for 5 days. Diarrhea developed on 3rd day and got progressively worse, severe back pains developed on 4th day. Called Dr. and he said to stop the WelChol. Have been off WelChol for 4 days and diarrhea is worse. I guess it is the medication working its way out of my system. This is my own personal experience with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/16/2013 8:18:14 AM

Reviewer: 75 or over on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was increased to 4 tab per day and having indigestion. abdominal distention

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/6/2013 1:21:23 PM

Reviewer: Rich, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Unable to take statins because of side effects. Doctor prescribed Welchlor powder. Took for one month and stopped because of side effects including muscle pains, shortness of breath, chest, stomach and back pain. Been off for two weeks and muscle pains have gone away, but still have stomach, chest, back pain and just not feeling good. Doctor says to give it another week or so and see if I feel ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/4/2013 10:00:55 PM

Reviewer: Panda, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been using WelChol since Aug 2007 and have had no problems. I currently take 3 tablets per day. I am prescribed to take them twice a day, but usually forget at night since this is the only Rx I would take at night. My total cholesterol was 256 and this brings it down to an average of 200. I really have not changed my diet as I should. Also, if I was consistent with the twice a day plan, I w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/29/2013 9:02:42 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking WelChol in Nov for High Cholesterol. 3 months later was down at a normal level. The only side effects I have had is being really gassy. I do find it hard to remember to take the 3 pills with lunch and 3 pills with dinner everyday- since a big problem I have is skipping meals and eating a lot at 1 time. But, taking these pills is making me work on it. The pills are on the big ... Show Full Comment

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