Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Cholestagel; Colesevelam hydrochloride; GT 31104; Lodalis; WelChol

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Genzyme Corporation
  • Developer Daiichi Sankyo Company; Sanofi Genzyme
  • Class Amines; Antihyperglycaemics; Antihyperlipidaemics; Polymers
  • Mechanism of Action Bile acid binding protein modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hypercholesterolaemia; Hyperlipoproteinaemia type IIa; Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 17 Jul 2013 Safety and efficacy data from a phase III trial in Type 2 diabetes mellitus were released by Daiichi Sankyo
  • 29 Feb 2012 Launched for Hypercholesterolaemia in Canada (PO)
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