Medicine Overview of Choltran Tablet
Uses of Choltran Tablet
Choltran 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol.
Side effects of Choltran Tablet
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Choltran 5mg Tablet 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
- Inform your doctor before taking the drug if you have phenylketonuria.
- Children may require administration of folic acid with cholestyramine. Cholestyramine is not recommended for children less than 6 years of age.
- Make sure you take other prescribed medicines atleast one hour before taking cholestyramine as the drugs may affect absorption of cholestyramine.
- Avoid alcohol intake while taking this drug as it may increase the level of cholesterol in the blood.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Choltran 5mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Choltran 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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+more
. 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.+more
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease as the information available is very limited....
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+more
n 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Toride 20mg Tablet, Torpres 20mg Tablet, Torvigress 10mg Tablet, Glystal 50mg Tablet
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.
Frequently asked questions for Choltran 5mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for 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