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 would clear his mind for one hour after taking it.
Recent research has shown that dietary fiber from green cabbage may be as effective as cholestyramine, a commonly prescribed drug to lower blood cholesterol levels, in reducing blood lipids.
Nine (8.19%) patients presented with diarrhea which responded to cholestyramine and resolved over a period of about six months.
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Initially two patients had 4 to 6 episodes of diarrhoea, for which Cholestyramine was used.
Currently available therapies are BASs like cholestyramine, colestipol, and colesevelam.
The patient completed a 10-day course of doxycycline but unfortunately suffered from bile cast nephropathy from severe hyperbilirubinemia with continued rise in Cr (Figure 1(a)), for which he was treated with cholestyramine and ursodiol.
In this narrative review, we provide data about the mechanisms of action, indications, dosages, and side effects of NTADs that are currently used including iodine-containing compounds, lithium carbonate, perchlorate, glucocorticoids, and cholestyramine. Furthermore, we provide an up-to-date review of studies that have investigated drugs acting on the pathogenesis of GD including rituximab and treatment targeting the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) as well as the future prospects for new therapies for GD that have not been mentioned together in previous reviews.
The BAS include colesevelam (Welchol, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Tokyo, Japan), colestipol (Colestid, Pfizer Inc, New York, New York), and cholestyramine (LoCholest, Warner Chilcott Inc, Rockaway, New Jersey; Prevalite, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Maple Grove, Minnesota; and Questran, Par Pharmaceutical, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey).
Currently, there are six categories of antilipidemic drugs available in the market, namely, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), for example, lovastatin; bile acid sequestrants (anion-exchange resins), for example, cholestyramine and colestipol; fabric acid derivatives (fibrates), for example, clofibrate, gemfibrozil, fenofibrate, ciprofibrate, and bezafibrate; nicotinic acid, for example, niacin; cholesterol absorption inhibitors, for example, ezetimibe; and omega-3-fatty acids (fish oil), for example, Pulse [5].
Bile acid sequestrants include cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran), colesevelam (Welchol), and colestipol (Colestid).