Cholestyramine

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Cholestyramine Information



Cholestyramine Benefits & Uses

Cholestyramine is used to treat the following -

Cholestyramine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 g
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 g
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 g
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 120 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Cholestyramine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cholestyramine is used -

Moderate

Mild

  • पेट दर्द
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Belching

Common

  • Nausea or vomiting

Unknown

  • Irritability
  • Rash
  • पेट की गैस
  • Dizziness
  • Weight Change

Cholestyramine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Cholestyramine safe for pregnant women?


    Cholestyramine may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Cholestyramine, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Cholestyramine safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Cholestyramine.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Cholestyramine on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Cholestyramine. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Cholestyramine on the Liver?


    The liver can be affected by Cholestyramine. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Cholestyramine only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Cholestyramine on the Heart?


    Cholestyramine has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Cholestyramine with Other Drugs

Cholestyramine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Cholestyramine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cholestyramine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Cholestyramine

  • Is this Cholestyramine habit forming or addictive?


    Cholestyramine is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Cholestyramine does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Cholestyramine only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Cholestyramine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Cholestyramine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Cholestyramine


    Some foods when eaten with Cholestyramine can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Cholestyramine


    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Cholestyramine at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.

    Mild


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cholestyramine

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 636,638

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. Davis’s Drug Guide For Nurses. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 78-79



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