Drug interactions between metformin and Welchol
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: metformin and Welchol (colesevelam)
Colesevelam may increase the blood levels and effects of metFORMIN. You may need a dose adjustment or closer monitoring of your blood sugar to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, and indigestion. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop weakness, muscle pain, chills, increasing drowsiness, abdominal pain or discomfort, slow or irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulty and other unusual symptoms, as these may be early signs of a rare but serious side effect of metFORMIN known as lactic acidosis. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
No results found in our database - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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