Welchol for Oral Suspension offers mixing options for your patients

Welchol® PacketsWelchol® Packets

*Phenylketonurics: Welchol for Oral Suspension contains 27 mg phenylalanine per 3.75 g dose.

The Welchol for Oral Suspension dosing option gives your patients1:

  • Customization with a variety of mixing options (water, fruit juice, or diet soft drinks)
  • Dosing flexibility to be taken with any meal of the day (preferably the same meal daily)
  • Flexible dosing
  • Taste—Welchol for Oral Suspension is sugar-free and citrus-flavored

To avoid esophageal distress, Welchol for Oral Suspension should not be taken in its dry form. Due to tablet size, Welchol for Oral Suspension is recommended for, but not limited to, use in the pediatric population as well as in any patient who has difficulty swallowing tablets.

Welchol® Oral Suspension Preparation Welchol® Oral Suspension Preparation

Dosage in type 2 diabetes

  • The recommended dose of Welchol for Oral Suspension is 1 packet once a day
  • Welchol for Oral Suspension should be taken with a meal

Dosage in primary hyperlipidemia

  • The recommended dose of Welchol for Oral Suspension is 1 packet once a day
  • Welchol for Oral Suspension should be taken with a meal
  • Welchol for Oral Suspension can be dosed at the same time as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) or the two drugs can be dosed apart
  • After initiation of Welchol, lipid levels should be analyzed within 4 to 6 weeks
  • Welchol for Oral Suspension is recommended for, but not limited to, the pediatric population and for any patient who has difficulty swallowing tablets. Dose adjustments are not required when Welchol is administered to children 10-17 years of age
  • Welchol has not been studied in children younger than 10 years of age or in pre-menarchal girls

Dosage form and strength

  • Each 3.75 g oral suspension packet contains a single dose

Contraindications:
Welchol is contraindicated in patients with:

  • A history of bowel obstruction
  • Serum TG concentrations >500 mg/dL
  • A history of hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis
Please see Important Safety Information about Welchol below.

Welchol Tablets
A1C and LDL-C efficacy without systemic absorption for your adult patients with T2DM and primary hyperlipidemia

Welchol® 625mg TabletsWelchol® 625mg Tablets

The Welchol Tablet dosing option gives your patients1:

  • Dosing flexibility to be taken with any meal of the day (preferably the same meal daily)
  • Adjustability with a once- or twice-daily* dosing regimen

*Twice-daily dosing only applies to Welchol Tablets.

Dosage in primary hyperlipidemia and T2DM

  • The recommended dose of Welchol Tablets in adults, whether used as monotherapy or in combination with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin), is 6 tablets once daily or 3 tablets twice daily
  • Welchol Tablets should be taken with a meal and liquid
  • Welchol for Oral Suspension is available as an alternative—3.75 g dose that mixes with 4-8 ounces of water, fruit juice, or diet soft drinks and should be taken with a meal
  • Welchol can be dosed at the same time as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) or the two drugs can be dosed apart
  • After initiation of Welchol, lipid levels should be analyzed within 4 to 6 weeks

Dosage form and strength
Due to tablet size, Welchol for Oral Suspension is recommended for, but not limited to, use in the pediatric population as well as in any patient who has difficulty swallowing tablets.

  • 625 mg tablets are off-white, oval, film-coated, and imprinted with "Sankyo" and "C01" on one side

Contraindications
Welchol is contraindicated in patients with:

  • A history of bowel obstruction
  • Serum TG concentrations >500 mg/dL
  • A history of hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis
Please see Important Safety Information about Welchol below.
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