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see Addvantage ProgramTM terms and conditions.
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Join the ADDvantage Program
When you register for the Welchol Savings card* and enroll in the ADDvantage ProgramTM, you’ll get access to the ADDvantage Program Progress TrackerTM and start receiving helpful ADDvantage Program emails as soon as you sign up for the program.
The Welchol Savings Card
The Welchol Savings Card
When you enroll in the ADDvantage Program™, you have two ways to save on your Welchol® (colesevelam HCl) prescription.
- Pay no more than $8 per month for a 3-month prescription*
- Pay no more than $25 for a 1-month prescription†
Savings for Welchol are subject to a maximum benefit of $150 for a 30-day prescription and $450 for a 90-day prescription. Other restrictions apply.
Restrictions apply based on eligibility.
*Based on a $24 co-pay for a 90-day supply.
†Based on a $25 co-pay for a 30-day supply.
Savings are not valid for patients enrolled in any state or federal health care program, including, but not limited to, Medicare or Medicaid, VA, DOD, or TRICARE/CHAMPUS. Offer valid in US and Puerto Rico only.
Don’t worry. Just fill out this short form to print out a new card.
In addition, the ADDvantage Program™ offers information and tools you can customize including:
- Exercise tips, low-fat recipes, and other health advice
- The online, personalized ADDvantage tracker so you can stay on top of your important goals
- Mail Order Pharmacy for convenient prescription refills delivered directly to your home mailbox
For more information about the Welchol ADDvantageTM program please call 1-866-747-1357.
Mail Order Pharmacy
If you are using a mail order pharmacy, you must comply with that mail order pharmacy's rules. It is usually helpful to check with your plan to be certain what these rules are. If the pharmacy will process the card, copy the front and back of the card and send with your prescription.
If the mail order pharmacy will not process your co-pay card, please follow these simple steps:
- To speak to an agent at the Welchol ADDvantageTM program, call 1-866-747-1357 and request to speak to an agent
- Request a Direct Member Reimbursement (DMR) form, which will be mailed to you
- Alternately, you can visit our web site www.patientrebateonline.com and follow the instructions to print out your DMR form
- Complete the form and return to the address on the form, along with your pharmacy receipt
- If you are eligible to use your Welchol ADDvantageTM copay card, your savings benefit will be sent to you in the mail
Learn more about type 2 diabetes and “bad” cholesterol
Here are some Web sites that can provide additional information about managing A1C levels and "bad" cholesterol levels:
- American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org
- American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org
- FamilyDoctor.org http://familydoctor.org
- Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com
- National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov
- National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov
The Patient Support Line
The Patient Support Line
Call (800) 782-4179 and speak live with a registered nurse about topics such as:
- How Welchol works
- How to take Welchol the right way
- ADDvantage Program™ enrollment benefits and savings offer
This patient support line is not intended to provide medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please contact your healthcare provider.SIGN UP
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Important Safery Information
What is Welchol® (colesevelam HCI)?
Welchol, along with diet and exercise, lowers LDL or “bad” cholesterol. It can be taken alone or with other cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins.
Welchol lowers LDL cholesterol in boys, and in girls who have had a menstrual period, ages 10 to 17 years, with a condition known as heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disorder that causes high cholesterol) alone or with other cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins after inadequate control with diet alone.
Welchol, along with diet and exercise, also lowers blood sugar levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus when added to other anti-diabetes medications (metformin, sulfonylureas, or insulin).
Welchol should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Welchol has not been studied with all anti-diabetes medications.
Welchol has not been studied in children younger than 10 years old or in girls who have not had a menstrual period.
Important Safety Information About Welchol (colesevelam HCI)
Welchol is available by prescription only. Ask your HCP if Welchol is right for you.
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 has not been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks.
Tell your health care provider (HCP) if you have high triglycerides (greater than 300 mg/dL).
Tell your HCP if you have stomach or intestinal problems, including gastroparesis (when the stomach takes too long to empty its contents), abnormal contractions of the digestive system, a history of major gastrointestinal tract surgery, if you have trouble swallowing, or if you have vitamin A, D, E, or K deficiencies.
Welchol has known interactions with cyclosporine, glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, levothyroxine, certain birth control pills, olmesartan medoxomil, and metformin extended release (ER). Welchol has not been studied with all combinations of drugs and supplements. Please tell your HCP about all medications and supplements you may be taking before beginning Welchol, as your HCP may tell you to take your other medications and supplements 4 hours before taking Welchol.
Remember to tell your HCP if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Welchol (colesevelam HCl) for Oral Suspension should not be taken in its dry form.
Welchol for Oral Suspension is recommended for, but not limited to, use in appropriate pediatric patients as well as any patient who has difficulty swallowing.
Phenylketonurics: Welchol for Oral Suspension contains 27 mg phenylalanine per 3.75 gram dose.
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
- Adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes were:
constipation, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), indigestion (dyspepsia), nausea, high blood pressure (hypertension), and back pain
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
For patients having difficulty affording their Daiichi Sankyo medication, please call the Daiichi Sankyo Patient Assistance Program at 1-866-268-7327 for more information or visit www.dsi.com/news/patientassistance.html.
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