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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Cholestyramine has been used as a treatment for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and as an antidote for some types of diarrhea, chlordecone pesticide poisoning, and digitalis toxicity.
The Grand Rounds cases (Shoemaker and Hudnell 2001) showed large VCS deficits during illness, and VCS recovery coincident with symptom resolution after cholestyramine treatment during acute, chronic, and repeated-acquisition of PEAS.
My treatment is probably the usual, with Asacol and cholestyramine.
Some commonly prescribed drugs, such as cholestyramine, use a related strategy.
To treat pruritus, cholestyramine therapy was initiated during her hospital stay; pruritus improved slightly.
Jaundice or itching can often be treated successfully with two medications - phenobarbital and cholestyramine.
While NCEP recommends cholestyramine, colestipol, gemfibrozil, lovastatin, niacin and probucol for these men, the cost-effectiveness of these drugs was not considered when the original drug recommendations were made," said John Eisenberg, M.
Thus, in a lower-court case in which the plaintiff suffered a perforated bowel purportedly from the use of cholestyramine and codeine that resulted in severe constipation from huge fecaliths, the doctor defendant escaped liability because the patient fared to exclude a barium enema procedure as the cause of the perforation.
Finally, activated charcoal, cholestyramine, and antifungal drugs are used as needed.
Statins are well known and widely prescribed, while other drugs such as ezetimibe or cholestyramine have more restricted indications.
Anion exchange resins, such as cholestyramine, can be helpful, too; they bind bile acids and decrease their enterohepatic circulation.