sequestrant


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se·ques·trant

 (sĭ-kwĕs′trənt)
n.
A chemical that promotes sequestration.

sequestrant

(sɪˈkwɛstrənt)
n
(Horticulture) chem any substance used to bring about sequestration, often by chelation. They are used in horticulture to counteract lime in the soil
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An alternative for these patients is a bile acid sequestrant.
Despite the proved effectiveness of statin monotherapy for modifying the lipid profile, patients with severe dyslipidemias can benefit from the use of drug combinations such as a statin plus a bile acid sequestrant, niacin, or a fibrate.
The bile acid sequestrant drugs are often prescribed as an adjunct to statin therapy (Illingworth, 2001).
18) However, tolerability in children is a concern with a bile acid sequestrant and niacin.
A bile acid sequestrant may also be prescribed in combination with another drug if you have high triglycerides or a history of severe constipation.
It may also optionally contain a suspending agent, one sequestrant, emollient, a basic pH modifier, fragrance, antimicrobial agent and preservative.
Colesevelam (Welchol), a bile acid sequestrant, is the only agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration for both treatment of dyslipidemia and improving glycemic control in type 2 diabetes.
And patients with a serum LDL cholesterol level of 160 mg/dL or higher should receive supplemental treatment with a bile-acid sequestrant.
3) Drug treatment with a statin or bile acid sequestrant can be considered.
Combinations consisting of a statin and niacin are the most popular, but combinations of a statin and a fibrate or a statin and a bile acid sequestrant are also used.
The statins, Vytorin and Zetia predominantly target LDL-C so patients with elevated triglycerides or decreased HDL even after treatment with one of these agents are often prescribed an add-on drug such as niacin, a fibrate, omega-3 fatty acid or bile acid sequestrant to target these lipid abnormalities," said Decision Resources Analyst Christine Helliwell, Ph.
1,2,24,25) As monotherapy, the ([alpha]-glucosidase inhibitors, the bile acid sequestrant colesevelam, the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, and the synthetic amylin analog pramlintide provide mild glucose-lowering; the glinides, the GLP-1R agonists, and the thiazolidinediones (TZDs) provide moderate glucose-lowering; and metformin and the sulfonylureas provide moderate to marked glucose-lowering.