2 benefits of Welchol
Welchol® Lowering LDL-C and A1C Welchol® Lowering LDL-C and A1C

Welchol is not for everyone, especially those with:

  • a history of intestinal blockage,
  • blood triglyceride levels of greater than 500 mg/dL, or
  • a history of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) due to high triglyceride levels
Welchol for lowering high blood sugar (A1C)

In general, for adults with type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association suggests an A1C level of 7%1,2

Work with your doctor to find out the right A1C level for you.

For people with type 2 diabetes, your A1C is an important number. If your blood sugar is almost 7%, that isn't a bad place to be. After all, any improvement in blood sugar—no matter how small—is important. Welchol could help you go further. In 3 pivotal studies, Welchol, when added to metformin, sulfonylurea, or insulin therapy, helped lower A1C by 0.5%, as compared to placebo—a significant reduction.

In clinical trials, the adverse reactions observed in ≥2% of patients, and more commonly with Welchol than placebo (“sugar pill”), regardless of investigator assessment of causality seen in:

  • Adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes were:
    constipation, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), indigestion (dyspepsia), nausea, high blood pressure (hypertension), and back pain

Welchol may increase blood levels of metformin when taking metformin extended release (ER).

Check with your doctor about monitoring your blood sugar levels.

Welchol has not been studied with all anti-diabetes medications.

Please see Important Safety Information about Welchol below.

Welchol for “bad” cholesterol

Continue your journey toward lowering LDL-C or “bad” cholesterol levels with Welchol

Welchol—when added to diet, exercise, and a cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin—may help you keep moving forward. Have a look at these results from clinical studies:

  • In two different studies, when added to either 10 mg of simvastatin or atorvastatin, combination therapy with Welchol lowered "bad" cholesterol by 42% and 48%, respectively*

 

In clinical trials, the adverse reactions observed in ≥2% of patients, and more commonly with Welchol than placebo (“sugar pill”), regardless of investigator assessment of causality seen in:

  • Adult patients with high LDL ("bad") cholesterol were:
    constipation, indigestion, nausea, accidental injury, weakness, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, runny nose, and muscle aches
  • Pediatric patients with high LDL ("bad") cholesterol were:
    inflamed nasal passages and throat, headache, fatigue, creatine phosphokinase (a muscle enzyme) increase, runny nose, and vomiting

Welchol is not for everyone, especially those with intestinal blockage, those with blood triglyceride levels of greater than 500 mg/dL, or those with a history of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) due to high triglyceride levels.

It is recommended that your healthcare professional check your lipid levels (including your triglycerides [TG] and non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [non–HDL-C]) before starting Welchol and periodically thereafter.

*Patients did not have to have type 2 diabetes to be in these 2 studies.

Please see Important Safety Information about Welchol below.
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Not all patients are eligible, see program terms and conditions.

Savings for Welchol are subject to a maximum benefit of $70 for a 30-day prescription and $125 for a 90-day prescription. Other restrictions apply.

*Based on a $24 co-pay for a 90-day supply
†Based on a $25 co-pay for a 30-day supply