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Description of the medicine: Cholestyramine (Cholestyraminum)

CHOLESTERAMINE (Cholestyraminum) *.

Styrene polymer chloride with divinylbenzene and aliphatically linked quaternary ammonium groups.

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

It is an anion-exchange resin that forms nonabsorbable complexes with bile acids when it enters the intestine, which leads to increased excretion of bile acids from the body and a decrease in cholesterol absorption in the intestine.

The drug reduces the content of b-lipoproteins and triglycerides in the blood.

It is used for the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with hypercholesterolemia, as well as for chronic liver diseases and itching due to intra- and extrahepatic cholestasis.

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

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

Method of production: 500 g each in plastic bags enclosed in boxes.

Storage: in a cool, dry place.