What is Lodalis used for?Lodalis is a bile acid sequestrant medication used to lower cholesterol levels in your blood. To get the best results you need to follow the diet and exercise program directed by your doctor and use the medication as directed. It is often recommended when similar cholesterol lowering products prove ineffective or if they do not react well for the individual.
Lodalis (Colesevelam) Information
How does Lodalis work?
Lodalis works by preventing and binding bile acids (substances similar to cholesterol) from being reabsorbed in your body via the intestines. This expels the acids and uses cholesterol from your body to make more, removing them from your bloodstream.
It can take a few weeks for this process to have an impact on your blood cholesterol levels.
How do you use Lodalis?
Lodalis tablets are taken by mouth around 6 times a day. Your doctor may recommend taking all the doses together or half during each main meal. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending on your treatment progress, medical condition and height and weight. Do not change how you take this mediation unless instructed by your doctor.
You should keep taking Lodalis even when you feel better. Your symptoms can return if you stop treatment early. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next one. Store at room temperature away from children and animals when not in use.
This may be taken alongside diabetes medications for individuals with type 2 diabetes or high blood sugar.
Lodalis Precautions and Warnings?
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.
Advise your doctor or pharmacist of have the following conditions:
- inflammatory bowel disease
- liver failure
These may affect how the medication works or they may grow worse with treatment. When talking to your doctor let them know if you are pregnant or nursing. The doctor should let you know if it could harm your child.
Your doctor may need to monitor you to prevent heart attacks. This medication may contain triglycerides that may cause health complications.
If you are taking birth control pills you may need to take Lodalis 4 hours after to prevent it from affecting the bioavailability of you birth control.
What Drugs Interact with Lodalis?
There are potential known drug interactions associated with Lodalis. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Mycophenolic Acid
- Ethinyl Estradiol
What are the Side Effects of Lodalis?
We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Lodalis online.
- joint pain or swelling
- cool, pale skin
- ear congestion
- increased hunger
- difficulty in moving
- pounding in the ears
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- loss of voice
- loss of appetite
- voice changes
- cold sweats
- dry or sore throat
- slow or fast heartbeat
- body aches or pain
- trouble with sleeping
Is there a generic Lodalis?
The generic equivalent is Colesevelam tablets. It is slightly cheaper than the brand product.
Lodalis (Colesevelam) FAQs
Does colesevelam cause weight loss?
Weight loss was not a common side effect of Lodalis.
Does colesevelam cause weight gain?
It is not known to cause weight gain. Advise your doctor if you notice unusual changes in weight.
Is colesevelam a statin?
While it does help to lower cholesterol it is not a statin. It is a bile-acid sequestrant.
Is colesevelam the same as welchol?
Welchol is one of the brand names of colesevelam.
Is colesevelam used for diarrhea?
While it is primarily used to manage high cholesterol, it may also be used to treat diarrhea for individuals with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Your doctor will advise you what condition Lodalis is intended to treat.