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).

Bile acid resins aren't used much any more. They're not as effective as the statins...and they frequently cause constipation, bloating, and other GI problems.

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