Colesevelam Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Colesevelam is also known as: Welchol

Colesevelam Pregnancy Warnings

The effect of colesevelam on vitamin absorption has not been studied in pregnant women.

Colesevelam has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Colesevelam should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Colesevelam Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of colesevelam into human milk. Colesevelam is not expected to be excreted in human milk because it is not absorbed systemically from the gastrointestinal tract.

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