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Welchol Dosage

Generic name: COLESEVELAM HYDROCHLORIDE 625mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated, oral suspension

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 4, 2019.

Testing Prior to Initiation of WELCHOL

Obtain lipid parameters, including TG levels and non-HDL-C, before starting WELCHOL. WELCHOL is contraindicated in patients with TG levels >500 mg/dL [see Contraindications (4) and Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Recommended Dosage in Primary Hyperlipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The recommended dosage of WELCHOL for adults and children 10 to 17 years old with primary hyperlipidemia is 3.75 grams daily. The recommended dosage of WELCHOL for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus is 3.75 grams daily. WELCHOL should be taken as follows:

Tablets

Take 6 tablets once daily or 3 tablets twice daily. Due to tablet size, WELCHOL for oral suspension is recommended for use in the pediatric population.

For Oral Suspension

Take one packet once daily.

Chewable Bars

Take one bar once daily.

Important Dosing Information for Primary Hyperlipidemia

WELCHOL can be dosed at the same time as a statin or WELCHOL and the statin can be dosed apart. Monitor lipid levels within 4 to 6 weeks after initiation of WELCHOL.

Administration Instructions

Tablets:

Take WELCHOL tablets with a meal and liquid. For patients with difficulty swallowing tablets use WELCHOL for oral suspension [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].

For Oral Suspension:

To prepare, empty the entire contents of one packet into a glass or cup. Add 1 cup (8 ounces) of water, fruit juice, or diet soft drinks. Stir well and drink. Take WELCHOL oral suspension with meals. Do not take WELCHOL oral suspension in its dry form. Due to tablet size, WELCHOL for oral suspension is recommended for use in the pediatric population.

Chewable Bars:

Take the WELCHOL chewable bar with a meal. WELCHOL chewable bars contain approximately 80 calories per bar [see Description (11)].

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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