Choltran 5mg Tablet

Ajanta Pharma Ltd

Composition for Choltran 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Choltran Tablet


Uses of Choltran Tablet

Choltran 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol.

How to use Choltran Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Choltran 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Choltran Tablet works

Choltran 5mg Tablet is a bile acid binding agent. It removes bile acid from the body. The liver then produces more bile acids using cholesterol. Because the body use cholesterol to make bile acids, the levels of cholesterol in the body is lowered.

In Depth Information on Choltran Tablet

Expert advice for Choltran Tablet

  • Lowers ""bad"" cholesterol (LDL) and raises ""good"" cholesterol (HDL).
  • Regular exercise and low-fat diet further helps to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • Can be used with other medications to lower cholesterol.
  • Can delay or decrease the absorption of certain medicines such as digoxin, warfarin and thyroxine. You may take them 1 hour before or 4 hours after taking Choltran.
  • Always take Choltran with food and a full glass of water.
  • A multivitamin supplement containing vitamins A, D, and K, and β-carotene is recommended when taking Choltran.
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Choltran Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Choltran Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Choltran 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Choltran 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Choltran 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Choltran 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Choltran 5mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease as the information available is very limited.
There is limited information available on the use of Choltra
n 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
LEFNO 20MG TABLET, Toride 20mg Tablet, Torpres 20mg Tablet, Torvigress 10mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cholestyramine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Choltran Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Cholestyramine

Choltran is relatively safe if used as prescribed. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor
Yes. Choltran is used to treat diarrhea associated with various diseases
No. Choltran is a bile acid-binding resin, not a statin drug
Yes. Choltran is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Choltran may be taken with Imodium (loperamide) if prescribed by your doctor
Choltran is expected to cause side-effects such as constipation and gas. It is not expected to cause diarrhea, hair loss or increased triglycerides. If you notice any such changes, please consult your doctor.

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Substitutes for Choltran

No substitutes found for this medicine
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