Launch of Generic Welchol Tablets

Released: 05/23/2018   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Manager

The generic equivalent of Welchol (Colesevelam) has recently been launched. Welchol is a prescription medicine used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. It is also used in combination with diet and exercise to help lower blood sugar in adults with Type 2 Diabetes.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA have the same high quality and strength as brand name drugs. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

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