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Medication Description: Cholestyramine (Cholestyraminum)

Cholestyramine (Cholestyraminum) *.

Chloride styrene polymer with divinylbenzene and aliphatic linked quaternary ammonium groups.

Synonyms: Colestyramin, Divistyramine, Holestan, Ipocol, Questran, etc.

It is an anion-exchange resin, which forms non-absorbable complexes with bile acids when entering the intestine, which leads to an increase in the elimination of bile acids from the body and a decrease in the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine.

The drug reduces the blood levels of β-lipoproteins and triglycerides.

Used for the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with hypercholesterolemia, as well as in chronic liver diseases and itching caused by intra- and extrahepatic cholestasis.

Assign adults inside, starting with 8 g per day (in 2 - 3 doses) for 14 days, then the dose may be increased to 16 g per day. Gradually, as the therapeutic effect occurs, the dose is reduced. To improve the taste, you can mix the drug with fruit juice.

Given the large absorption capacity of cholestyramine, other drugs should not be taken simultaneously with it (and in the first 4 hours after administration).

Forms of release: on 500 g in the plastic bags enclosed in boxes.

Storage: in a cool dry place.