|Trade names||Welchol, Cholestagel|
|Legal status||℞ Prescription only|
|Metabolism||Colesevelam is not absorbed and not metabolised.|
|Half-life||N/A (non-systemic drug)|
|Excretion||By intestines only, colesevelam is non-systemic.|
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Colesevelam is a bile acid sequestrant administered orally. It is developed by Genzyme and marketed in the US by Daiichi Sankyo under the brand name Welchol and elsewhere by Genzyme as Cholestagel. In Canada it is marketed by Valeant as Lodalis.