NO, Welchol would not help stop fecal leakage. In fact it could give you a blockage or an impaction. Check your diet carefully and be honest with yourself. Fiber, fiber, fiber can help with fecal leakage. Think almonds, fiber pills, and a normal healthy diet.
Welchol gastrointestinal side effects have included flatulence (12%), constipation (8.7% to 11%), dyspepsia (3.9% to 8%), diarrhea (5%), and nausea (3% to 4%). Bowel obstruction (in patients with a history of bowel obstruction or resection), dysphagia or esophageal obstruction (occasionally requiring medical intervention), fecal impaction, pancreatitis, abdominal distension, exacerbation of hemorrhoids, and increased transaminases have been reported in postmarketing experience.
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