Brand Name(s): Prevalite, Questran
Drug Class: Bile acid sequestrants
Treats: High cholesterol
Cholestyramine is the generic name for brands like Prevalite and Questran. It belongs to a group of drugs known as bile acid sequestrants. This medication works by reducing cholesterol in the blood of a patient. When a person has high cholesterol in their blood, they are at risk of suffering from heart disease and clogged arteries also known as atherosclerosis. Patients who are allergic to any ingredient in Cholestyramine should not use this medication.
Cholestyramine is a drug that is used for reducing cholesterol (fatty acids) levels in the blood. The reason for reducing the cholesterol is that high cholesterol is usually associated with heart disease and also clogged arteries (atherosclerosis).
Cholestyramine is also used for treating itching that is usually caused by a blockage in the bile ducts of the gallbladder. Any other use of Cholestyramine should only be determined by a doctor or a professional health care giver.
Cholestyramine is classified under a class of drugs known as Bile Acid Sequestrants.
You should always make sure that you follow all the instructions regarding the dosage of Cholestyramine and also the schedule to follow.