I had my gall bladder removed about 20 years ago. I have been on welchol for over 12 years. When are they going to approve a generic. The cost are astronomic. At the beginning of the year I have to pay $160 until my insurance deductible kicks in then I pay $60 per month for welchol.
The earliest date that generic WelChol could be available is 2014, when the patent for the brand-name prescription drug expires. Don't believe any of the Internet ads for generic WelChol -- these phony medicines may be substandard and potentially dangerous. Until an approved generic version is available, do not buy any so-called generic WelChol.
The manufacturer has a Patient Assistance Program (PAP):
2 Hilton Court
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 973 359 2600
- Welchol Information for Consumers
- Welchol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Welchol (detailed)
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