CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION

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Ajanta Pharma Ltd

Composition for CHOLTRAN 4GM ORAL SUSPENSION

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47.3
5 GM in 1 sachet
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Substitutes for CHOLTRAN

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Medicine Overview of CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION

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Uses of CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION

Choltran oral suspension is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood.
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Side effects of CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION

Common

Constipation.

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How to use CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Choltran oral suspension at a fixed time.

How CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION works

Choltran oral suspension 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 ORAL SUSPENSION

Expert advice for CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for CHOLTRAN ORAL SUSPENSION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Choltran oral suspension 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ENCORATE SYRUP, LASIX 40MG/4ML INJECTION, VALOX 500MG TABLET CR, ENCORATE 200MG 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 for CHOLTRAN 4GM ORAL SUSPENSION

Frequently asked questions for Cholestyramine

Q. Is cholestyramine safe?
Cholestyramine is relatively safe if used as prescribed. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor
Q. Is cholestyramine used for diarrhea?
Yes. Cholestyramine is used to treat diarrhea associated with various diseases
Q. Is cholestyramine a statin drug?
No. Cholestyramine is a bile acid-binding resin, not a statin drug
Q. Is cholestyramine gluten-free?
Yes. Cholestyramine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Can I take cholestyramine with Imodium?
Cholestyramine may be taken with Imodium (loperamide) if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does cholestyramine cause constipation, diarrhea, gas, hair loss or increased triglycerides?
Cholestyramine 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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