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CHOLTRAN SACHET

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Composition FOR CHOLTRAN

Cholestyramine(4gm)

food interaction for CHOLTRAN

alcohol interaction for CHOLTRAN

pregnancy interaction for CHOLTRAN

lactation interaction for CHOLTRAN

medicine interaction for CHOLTRAN

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Choltran sachet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Choltran sachet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
    VALPARIN 200MG/5ML SYRUP, ZYDOL 50MG SUSPENSION, LASIX 40MG/4ML INJECTION & 5 more
  • MODERATE INTERACTION
    CORDARONE 150 MG INJECTION, DURON 100 MG TABLET 
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR CHOLTRAN

    Cholestyramine(4gm)

    Uses

    Choltran sachet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood

    How it works

    Choltran sachet 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.

    Common side effects

    Constipation

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR CHOLTRAN SACHET

    Patients taking CHOLTRAN SACHET

    • 31%
      Alternate Day
    • 31%
      Twice A Day
    • 23%
      Once A Day
    • 15%
      Thrice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR CHOLTRAN

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    Expert advice FOR CHOLTRAN

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR CHOLTRAN

    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

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    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.

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHOLTRAN SACHET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    71%
    Not effective
    14%
    Can't say
    14%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    Yes
    67%
    No
    33%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)