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Welchol is a medication for lowering cholesterol. It is not associated with hair loss. However, hair loss in women is not an unusual problem. It can be due to medications, stress, and certain skin diseases or conditions such as thyroid disease, anemia, and inflammation of the scalp among other things. The pattern of hair loss and a careful exam of the skin along with some blood tests can help make the diagnosis. Talk with your doctor about the hair loss.
Can I can thyroid medication with other medications such as allergy medication? Or should I wait? If so, how long in between? Thanks for any advice you can give me!
Like all the rest, foods/drinks (and coffee), vitamins, and other drugs, take Welchol hours away from your thyroid medication. Welchol can make it harder for your body to absorb certain other medications, including levothyroxine/Synthroid. So as long as you take them both far apart from each other, you should be fine. Low Vitamin D, did you tell the doctor? Will you be taking supplements to build up your low V-D, I presume.
I AM WORRYING ABOUT MY CHOLESTEROL LEVELS BECAUSE I AM NOT ON ANY MEDICATION FOR THE HIGH CHOLESTEROL. I AM ALLERGIC TO NIACIN 9 WHICH WAS RECENTLY TRIED). WHAT CAN I DO NOW?
I have about 600 welchol tablets that my insurance company accidently over-sold me. I cant take this medication any longer. It was prescribed to me because of gallbladder removal. Can I do anything with this medication since I will not be taking it? Its in 3 huge , sealed bottles.
I take benicar hct for blood pressure, Zocor for cholesterol and welchol packets for triglycerides and low dose aspirin recommended by my cardiologist. I read online that benicar, zocor, welchol and aspirin can raise my creatinine. Is this true? I need advice of what to do next. Also this is for Peripheral arterial disease and is an angiogram necessary,I am also concerned about the risks, is there an alternative to an angiogram, and is the one done via the arm less riskier than the groin?
2% of the general population and are NOT representative of the typical patient receiving medication for hyperlipidemia. * Sinc conclusive evidence of ezetimibe's true effect is not available until studies on the general population with more power are published, maximizing statin dosing whenever possible is warranted for many patients with hypercholesterolemia. Niacin or colesevelam (Welchol) are alternatives to consider for statin intolerant patients. http://www.merck.
I have had so much dental work because of that medication. For all of you out there with IBS ask your Gastro dr about Welchol it is wonderful. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/229636'>Why does so many have problems after gallbladder surgery?</a>.
That my livers bile system cant react fast enough. He prescribed me Welchol a bile sequestriant. I read up on the drug before taking it. It basically forces our liver to make more bile and this also has the added advantage of helping control your cholesterol and blood sugar. I took my first dose that day and no longer had the urge to go immediately. I had been going 6-8 times a day prior. It has been 5 days and I go once or twice a day now and the stools are looking better.
Can anyone explain to me why I still had a heart attack even while taking the following meds atenenol 50mg bid, HCTZ 25mg daily, zetia 40mg daily, plavix 25mg daily, welchol 625mg bid. Also what is the chance of a second heart attack My Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, and my Mitral Valve are failing because they are stenotic and regurgitative. The Aortic valve is in the worst shape of the three they tell me. I have psoriatic arthritis and ankolosing spondylitis. all joints are involved.
So I would be concerned with the increasing TSH that you are on way too low of a dose OR you are not absorbing the medication. In these cases, best to take first thing in the am on its own 1 hour before a meal and apart from other meds. Certain meds -- calcium, iron, cholestyramine, welchol and a few other should be separated by 4 hours. Another potential problem is celiac sprue, which is more common potentially in patients with hashimotos.
2% of the general population and are NOT representative of the typical patient receiving medication for hyperlipidemia. * Since conclusive evidence of ezetimibe's true effect is not available until studies on the general population with more power are published, maximizing statin dosing whenever possible is warranted for many patients with hypercholesterolemia. Niacin or colesevelam (Welchol) are alternatives to consider for statin intolerant patients. http://www.merck.
I do have to urinate a lot too. I was taking cholesterol medication (Welchol) and Cosamine DS for back pain. I stopped taking it last week but I still have the pain. It subsides for a while and then starts again almost like contractions. What is wrong with me? I have been trying to eat the right things like salads, veggies, chicken , turkey, no mayo or fats, only whole grain products.
I have had so much dental work because of that medication. For all of you out there with IBS ask your Gastro dr about Welchol it is wonderful. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/229636'>Why does so many have problems after gallbladder surgery?</a>.
Is there an OTC topical anesthetic that will really numb the anus so she can take her medication? Or is there another solution to this?
After the GB surgery, the bile flow may be unregulated as it flows from the liver to the duodenum. You can ask your doc if you can try something like a bile-binding resin (possibly Questran or Welchol). If you have gastritis, about the only thing your doc is going to say your stomach will be able to handle will be tylenol. It's not suggested that you take any of the NSAIDs like advil since they can also cause stomach issues. Also consider following a GERD friendly diet.
As far as which medication to start if you need to start it the most 'popular' medication is a once-a-day statin (lipitor, leschol, mevacor, etc). These drugs lower LDL but may also lower HDL as well. The statins lower LDL and raise HDL but are more difficult to take. You need to be taking at least 1-2 gms of niacin a day to have beneficial effects on the cholesterol. Aspirin taken 1/2 hour prior helps decrease the flushing feeling and there is a new twice a day formulation.
He has been given Levbid, Levsin, Bentyl, Prilosec, Nexium, Welchol with no response. The only medication that is helping for the first time is amytriptiline (Elavil), he was prescribed 50 and this helped at first but he had to increase to 100 mg per night and it completely stopped the vomiting. This is not brought on by certain foods, it is any foods.
I got pregnant again the next year and during my pregnancy went off all medication and felt a bit better at times, although not perfect. For about three moths following the pregnancy I felt back to normal but then it slowly returned. As symptoms returned we went back to the drawing board with meds and decided to give the HIDA scan another shot. This time they didn't do the injection, but gave me an Ensure drink to contract the gallbladder and the test came out clean.
Is he eating a healthy diet? Is he on the right medication? Usually after bypass surgery you would attend rehab, where they hold education classes and run exercise groups. In these classes the patients are made fully aware of heart disease, causes and how to lower your risk factors.
Have you tried Welchol? Its actually a cholesterol drug but my doctor prescribed it for the side effects, he said it acts as "kitty litter". So it might be worth checking into. Also, for pain, I'm surprised your doctor hasn't mentioned the Fentnyl patch, which will not be affected by your issues because its absorbed through your skin, not your stomach. Good luck!
I'm on a host of different medications because of different medical problems I have, including some cholesterol-lowering medication. But the cholesterol-lowering medication I'm on is not a statin and the doctor's office told me that because the drug I'm on isn't a statin that it wouldn't cause my liver enzyme levels to become elevated.
i had my gallbladder removed when i was 18 and my child was 4 months old and i too have had chronic diarrohea since then im now 24 so 6 years and im still the same if i dont take my medication!! i have had all the tests possible but only due to begging the doctor and specialist (im in the uk) absoloute nightmare ive tried everything possible the only thing left for me was codeine phosphate 30mg 4 times a day wow it is a miracle i havent suffered since i took it 4 years ago.
Is my anticipation now that medication is the only option left? Is there a medication to increase blood flow in the corollary artery system? I realize that I have already exceded the average life of by pass survival.
I am now on amoxicillin for the infection and just started taking Welchol (2 tablets twice a day) to absorb the excess bile acids. Today is the first day I have felt better. Does anyone else have experience with Welchol that has been taking it for awhile? I know that it is a bad cholesterol lowering medication and does not get absorbed into the body like other cholesterol lowering medications, but can their be other complications that I am not aware of?
I was told that I probably had Crohn's too and was treated with steroids for awhile then went on a sulpher medication. Several years later I went on anti-depressents after my mom died and my intestional problems calmed down. (It's ow 20 years later) On my recent vistit to my liver doctor (have polycystic liver disease- no more room for them to grow) and after a colonoscopy which was fine I questioned him about Crohn's since my test was fine.
Dear Doctors at CCF, These are the details of my father in India. The big dilemma that we have been facing is the surgery (by pass) vs angio plasty. The following are the diagnosis of the thallium stress test and angiography done 2 weeks ago. Ppatient is 62 yr old male , hypertensive & on medication for last 10 yrs. Used to feel fatigued & a vague tightness in the chest while walking for last 2 1/2 yrs. EKG never showed ischaemia. Stress TMT was normal .
Attempting to update information following latest appointment in hopes the information will be of benefit to others experiencing similar problems pre and post surgery for gall bladder removal. Apparently, I have neither of the conditions mentioned above, as verified following previous testing. I have been placed on Xifiaxin (an anitibiotic specifically for "the gut"), and another medication called Welchol, that I am to adjust according to my diarhhead symptoms.
Severe diarrhea, especially after meals, is common, but eventually that part will level out. A medication called cholestyramine was prescribed to me for this. It might help. I had to take less than the recommended dose - it can cause constipation. It's a powder you mix with a drink or with food. I liked to mix it with "Instant Breakfast" drink mix - made it much more palatable.
Are any blockages today considered reversible with lifestyle changes alone? It seems as though medication is the least invasive recommended treatment. Is this because it's felt patients can't be trusted to be strict with themselves regarding diet and exercise? Your advice is appreciated.
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