What may interact with Cholestyramine?
-female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
-heart medicines such as digoxin or digitoxin
Take other drugs at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after this medicine, to avoid decreasing their absorption.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take Cholestyramine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-blocked bile duct
-an unusual or allergic reaction to cholestyramine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using Cholestyramine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your blood fats and other tests will be measured from time to time.
This medicine is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your health care professional or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.
To reduce the chance of getting constipated, drink plenty of water and increase the amount of fiber in your diet. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice if you are constipated.
This medicine may cause a decrease in folic acid. You should make sure that you get enough folic acid while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.