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Cholestyramine, Cholybar, Locholest, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light


Cholestyramine is used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. This may help prevent medical problems caused by cholesterol clogging the blood vessels. Cholestyramine is also used to remove substances called bile acids from your body. With some liver problems, there is too much bile acid in your body and this can cause severe itching.


bile acid sequestrant


high cholesterol

Side Effects

anorexia, bleeding, cholelithiasis, constipation, diarrhea, GI bleeding, hyperchloremic acidosis, hypoprothrombinemia, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Positive interactions:

Bile acid sequestrants may cause folate deficiency. Supplementation with 5 mg daily may prevent depletion.

Vitamins A, E, K, and B12, iron, and calcium.
Bile acid sequestrants impair the absorption of several nutrients, including vitamins A, E, K, and B12, iron, and calcium.




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