CHOLESTYRAMINE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 074347/001.

Names and composition

"CHOLESTYRAMINE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CHOLESTYRAMINE.

Answered questions

Has anyone had high blood potassium from taking Cholestyramine?
Asked by Shanelle Henkel 4 months ago.

Cholestyramine slightly raises these blood levels: High density lipoprotein — This is the good or "healthy" cholesterol. Triglycerides — This is a form of fat that circulates in the bloodstream. Common side effects include: Heartburn, bloating, or gas -- Do not mix cholestyramine with carbonated beverages or soda water. -- Do not gulp the medicine. You might be swallowing air, which increases gas. -- If you experience heartburn, take 2 or 3 teaspoons of antacid. A good choice is one that contains simethicone (such as Malox Plus or Mylanta II). -- For gas or bloating, take plain simethicone tablets. Simethicone is sold over-the-counter. (One example is Mylicon tablets.) Constipation -- Drink one 8-ounce glass of liquid with each dose of cholestyramine. -- Drink three to four more glasses of liquids than your present daily intake. (Coffee does not count.) -- Increase the amount of fiber in your diet by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. -- Exercise more. -- Use Metamucil or other bulk-forming agents as needed. Metamucil can be mixed right in with cholestyramine. -- Drink prune juice as needed. used to help at the nursing home and had to do a report for it Answered by Merissa Buth 4 months ago.


Cholestyramine?
Is there an over the counter alternative for Cholestyramine? Dr. has prescribed it but is so expensive for one on Social Security even with Medicare. Can anyone help? Tried Web Md and Drugs.com no help there. Asked by Jonathon Cockburn 4 months ago.

Do you suffer from skin itching as well? If the answer is yes, plus your high cholesterol., very simple explanation for your situation is as follows: One of the most troubling symptoms in patients with liver and biliary disease is itching. The itching is believed to be the result of accumulation of bile acids in the skin due to the inability of the liver or bile ducts to eliminate bile acids normally. By binding bile acids in the intestines and preventing their absorption, cholestyramine hastens the elimination of bile acids from the body and skin, and the itching improves. The main thing is for you to take care of liver and strengthen it's capability to remove bile acids. Try the following natural supplements for your live and reducing your cholesterol level - 1.Policosanol/Octacosanol - 10mg tablet twice per day with meals; one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Policosanol is a natural supplement made from sugar cane, the main ingredient being octacosanol. 2.Vitamin E : 400 IU twice a day. Check with your doctor if taking anticoagulant drugs. 3.Vitamin C : 1,000 mg twice a day.Reduce dose if diarrhea develops. 4.Garlic: 400-600 mg a day. Each pill should provide 4,000 mcg allicin potential. 5. Fish oil - a daily dosage of a product containing at least 480 mg of EPA and 360 mg of DHA. For the liver - Bile movement enhancement 1.Dandelion root tea - greatlly support liver detoxification, and stimulates the flow of bile and is a liver and digestive tonic. Have a cup of tea everyday. 2. Silymarin / Milk Thistle - 200mg of an extract standardized for 70-80% silymarin. Follow a low-fat diet, not fat-free. Alcohol avoidance is a must. Consume more high-water -insoluble fiber foods or a Green/fiber supplement first thing in the morning on an empty stomach would benefit your live and helps with your cholestrol as well. Pears, apple and bran are good choices. Try Beets, and carrots juice. Freshly prepared is the better choice. Answered by Rocky Roades 4 months ago.

Cinnamon capsules. They can lower cholesterol and triglycerides. (And sugar, too, if need be.) Good luck and be well. Answered by Maile Qualls 4 months ago.


What is Cholestyramine used for?
Asked by Merrilee Domnick 4 months ago.

Cholestyramine removes bile acids from the body by forming insoluble complexes with bile acids in the intestine, which are then excreted in feces. Cholestyramine is also used in patients who have undergone post ileal (part of the small bowel) resection in Crohn's disease to prevent diarrhoea. Answered by Yuko Griepentrog 4 months ago.

can this also be used for constipation Answered by Aurea Picha 4 months ago.


Bile Salts (Cholestyramine)?
Anybody know about this stuff? Its used on people with diarrhea to normalize bile salt levels I believe, but I never took it because the first day I did, I got incredibly bad stomach pains and had to go to the hospital. I couldn't figure out what caused the pain, because I ate alot of bad food that day,... Asked by Heike Haeuser 4 months ago.

Anybody know about this stuff? Its used on people with diarrhea to normalize bile salt levels I believe, but I never took it because the first day I did, I got incredibly bad stomach pains and had to go to the hospital. I couldn't figure out what caused the pain, because I ate alot of bad food that day, foods I didn't eat often if ever. Answered by Lance Prange 4 months ago.

I take Cholestyramine. I was diagnosed with "dumping syndrome" I had my gall bladder taken out, and that messed with my stomachs ability to digest foods properly. So I take cholestyramine to regulate myself. It's basically like citrucel, just prescription strength. Answered by Duane Petrovich 4 months ago.


Is cholestyramine or colestipol better?
Asked by Sage Monaldi 4 months ago.

Its difficult to make a quantative judgement but here goes ;D Both are for lowering cholesterol levels. Cholestyramine has the added effect of dereasing itching in certain types of liver disease. They both have similar side effects but Cholestyramine can cause vitamin A, D, E, and K deficiencies if used long term. So assuming theres no liver problems involved I would say that colestipol is possibly the better choice; Answered by Malcom Dau 4 months ago.

Both are meant to lower blood level of cholesterol and they both are drugs that belong to way back in the last millenium. As they were not as good they encouraged the discovery of new ones like those belonging to the statin group .This latter is more effective. Answered by Clarence Zita 4 months ago.


Can I take lipitor and cholestyramine together?
Asked by Dena Sabata 4 months ago.

I am sure you know what you are taking these for. Yes you can ,but with a time interval of at least an hour. Answered by Liana Worman 4 months ago.

Questran(cholestyramine) does interfere with the absorbtion of many drugs. It does interfere with the absorbtion of drugs in the same class as lipitor(statins). I would recommend taking Questran 2 hours AFTER ALL other meds include Lipitor. I could not find interactions between Lipitor and Questran, but I'm betting that if interferes with at least two drugs in the same class it warrants caution. Take your Lipitor at least 2 hours PRIOR to Questran. For that matter, take Questran at least 2 hours AFTER other meds. You can take Questran first, but then you really need to wait 4 hours or more too take any other meds. That's not very convenient or even possible in many cases. Questran works binding to bile acids forming an unabsorbable complex. Unfortunately, this complex can formed between Questran and numberous other drugs. Questran's many drug interactions are one of it limits. Not saying it is a bad drug or is dangerous, but it can effect other meds by decrease their absorbtion. Answered by Nannette Meserole 4 months ago.


How long does Cholestyramine take to work?
I am pregnant and was prescribed Cholestryamine (for cholestatis) for my itchyness. I just want to sleep and am sick of being up all night scratching. If anyone has any info, it would make my day! Thank you! Asked by Kelley Diogo 4 months ago.

2 days approx. Answered by Kenneth Mcshan 4 months ago.


Crohn's, cholestyramine and entocort?
I have Crohn's and recently I thought of seeing a new gastroentrologist to see whether he has any new treatment for Crohn's. I use to take pentasa 500 mg 2 capsules 4 times a day. The only thing I had concern was going to rest room 5 to 6 times a day. The new doctor asked me to stop me taking pentasa and... Asked by Antony Vaid 4 months ago.

I have Crohn's and recently I thought of seeing a new gastroentrologist to see whether he has any new treatment for Crohn's. I use to take pentasa 500 mg 2 capsules 4 times a day. The only thing I had concern was going to rest room 5 to 6 times a day. The new doctor asked me to stop me taking pentasa and suggested I take Cholestyramine for a month. So far I am in 3rd week and that is making me go to rest room very often and most of the time the stools are floating. I think I should stop this as I am not feeling any better. He was going to start me on entocort after this. That medicine is so expensive and I want to know does it give any relief to Croh'ns disease and is it better than Prednisone. I am asking this because prednisone is cheap. Once I took bactrim for some other symptoms but it had helped to control going to rest room a lot. Answered by Zachery Nolde 4 months ago.

Herbal remedies often work when drugs don't, and usually are much gentler on your system. If you consult a master or experienced herbalist (make sure choose one who has treated crohn's) they should be able to help you, maybe even cure your Crohn's, or at least manage it so you are more comfortable. Ask them about lobelia inflata and barberry bark, it might help your case. Also chickweed (organic) fresh or steamed. Answered by Shantell Deninno 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
074347/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074347/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074554/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074554/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074557/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074557/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074771/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074771/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
077204/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
077204/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
202902/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016640/001 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
016640/003 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019669/001 QUESTRAN LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019669/003 QUESTRAN LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
071621/001 CHOLYBAR CHOLESTYRAMINE BAR, CHEWABLE/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per BAR
071739/001 CHOLYBAR CHOLESTYRAMINE BAR, CHEWABLE/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per BAR
073263/001 PREVALITE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
073263/002 PREVALITE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
073403/001 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLET/ORAL EQ 1GM RESIN
073403/002 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLET/ORAL EQ 800MG RESIN
074347/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074347/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074348/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074348/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074554/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074554/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074555/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074555/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074557/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074557/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074558/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074558/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074561/001 LOCHOLEST CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074561/002 LOCHOLEST CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074562/001 LOCHOLEST LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074562/002 LOCHOLEST LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074771/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074771/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
077203/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
077203/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
077204/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
077204/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
202902/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL

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