cholestyramine

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cho·le·styr·a·mine

 (kō′lĭ-stîr′ə-mēn′, kō-lĕs′tə-răm′ēn)
n.
A drug that binds to intestinal bile acids and promotes their excretion, used to lower serum cholesterol levels and to treat itching associated with partial biliary obstruction.

cholestyramine

(ˌkɒlɪˈstaɪərəˌmiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug that reduces and prevents re-absorption of bile in the body
Translations

cholestyramine

n colestiramina
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The doctor gave Tom three different scripts for medications (Creon Forte, Questran and Ornidazole treatment), with instructions to try one at a time to see if any would make a difference to his bowels.
These include Dilantin (used for seizures), steroid medications such as prednisone used to reduce inflammation or treat asthma, and Questran (cholestyramine), a cholesterol-lowering medication.
xx Advicor, Altocor, Altoprev, Caduet, cholestyramine, cholestyramine light, Colestid, Crestor, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, Lescol, Lescol XL, Lipitor, Locholest, Lofibra, Lopid, lovastatin, Mevacor, Niaspan, Pravachol, Pravigard PAC, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light, Tricor, Welchol, Zetia, Zocor Depression 296.
While a variety of medications are prescribed by cardiologists and family physicians, Questran is most recommended to fight high cholesterol.
Because bile flow from the liver to the intestine is slow in Alagille syndrome, medications designed to increase the flow of bile are frequently prescribed, including phenorbarbital and Questran or colistipol.
I am on niacin now, in addition to Lipitor and Questran and Tricor.
The products include the antihypertensives Capoten(R) and Capozide(R), the cholesterol-lowering medications Questran(R) and Questran Light(R), and Sumycin(R), an antibiotic.