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User Reviews & Ratings - WelChol oral


Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of WelChol oral.

Overall User Ratings

354 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

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Condition: High Cholesterol
7/22/2016 9:56:36 AM

Reviewer: Don, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The pills are huge, hard to take and expensive, but I can't tolerate a statin and this drug has reduced my cholesterol. Only side effect is occasional dyspepsia at night.

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/18/2016 9:49:30 AM

Reviewer: marti b., 65-74 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Drug works well, but so expensive. Mfg. sure has us over a barrel about price, and no generic in sight. I can't take statins, so this is my only alternative. Even with m/c part D, co pay is now up to close to $500 for 90 days. Where is the extra help when seniors need it? But, drug does do what is stated it will do.

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/8/2016 10:33:50 PM

Reviewer: Linda1948, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I take this due to high cholestrol. Very expensive however Optum RX sent a letter saying a generic may be available in the next 6 months. Makes me very tired and have been having back and side pains. No blood test sine taking it but hoping for the best.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/20/2016 9:13:24 PM

Reviewer: chermoli, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My cardiologist recommended Welchol because I have fibromyalgia and statins made my muscles hurt even more. The drug has lowered my cholesterol but to my surprise, it has solved my digestion problems. I no longer get heartburn or GERD, and food gets digested much more quickly. The only problem I have with it is the expense. I don't take 6 a day because it's just too expensive, I take two. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/23/2015 3:05:59 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
very hard to swallow and it takes my appetite

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