Brand Names : Welchol
is used to
lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. This may help prevent medical
problems caused by cholesterol clogging the blood vessels.
Colesevelam works by attaching to certain substances in the intestine.
Since colesevelam is not absorbed into the body, these substances also pass
out of the body without being absorbed.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.