new cholesterol-lowering drug called Welchol

You'll soon see a new cholesterol-lowering drug called Welchol.

Welchol (colesevelam) is a bile acid binding agent...similar to cholestyramine (Questran) and colestipol (Colestid).

The older bile acid resins aren't used much any more. Many patients can't tolerate the constipation, bloating, etc.

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