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Are there side effects of welchol for cholesterol?

I am taking 4 welchol tablets daily for high cholesterol and one triple omega. At last check my cholesterol was 318 and triglycerides were 525 (oct/2013). I have since lost 26lbs but am not due to go back til the end of feb. to check my blood levels again. I am feeling strange. I am experiencing confusion such as forgetfullness/brain fog. I am dizzy. I am irritable and have had some leg cramps in my left calve. Could I be taking too many meds now that I have lost weight?
Thu, 4 Apr 2019
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Hi,

Colesevelam belongs to a class of drugs called bile acid-binding resins. Common side effects of Welchol include: constipation, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, gas, indigestion, feeling weak or tired, headache.

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