Choltran 5 Gm Sachet

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Choltran 5 Gm Sachet Information

Choltran 5 Gm Sachet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Sachet. It is typically used for the treatment of High Cholesterol.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Choltran 5 Gm Sachet include Nausea or vomiting. While these are the most often observed Choltran 5 Gm Sachet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Choltran 5 Gm Sachet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. In addition, Choltran 5 Gm Sachet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Choltran 5 Gm Sachet related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Choltran 5 Gm Sachet contraindications section.

Additionally, Choltran 5 Gm Sachet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Choltran 5 Gm Sachet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Choltran 5 Gm Sachet Benefits & Uses

Choltran 5 Gm Sachet is used to treat the following -

Choltran 5 Gm Sachet 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


Choltran 5 Gm Sachet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Choltran 5 Gm Sachet is used -

Moderate

Mild

  • पेट दर्द
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Belching

Common

  • Nausea or vomiting

Unknown

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

Choltran 5 Gm Sachet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet safe during breastfeeding?


    Choltran does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet on the Kidneys?


    Kidney can be affected by Choltran. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Choltran. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Choltran 5 Gm Sachet on the Heart?


    Choltran may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Choltran 5 Gm Sachet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Choltran 5 Gm Sachet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Choltran 5 Gm Sachet

  • Is this Choltran 5 Gm Sachet habit forming or addictive?


    Choltran 5 Gm Sachet is not addictive in nature.

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


    Choltran 5 Gm Sachet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Choltran 5 Gm Sachet only as per medical advice.

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


    Choltran 5 Gm Sachet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Choltran 5 Gm Sachet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Choltran 5 Gm Sachet


    Taking Choltran 5 Gm Sachet with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Choltran 5 Gm Sachet


    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Choltran 5 Gm Sachet 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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