Cholestyramine Light

Active Ingredient(s): Cholestyramine
FDA Approved: * August 15, 1996
Pharm Company: * SANDOZ
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Cholestyramine Light Overview

Colestyramine (INN) or cholestyramine (USAN) (trade names Questran, Questran Light, Cholybar, Olestyr) is a bile acid sequestrant, which binds bile in the gastrointestinal tract to prevent its reabsorption. It is a strong ion exchange resin, which means it can exchange its chloride anions with anionic bile acids in the gastrointestinal tract and bind them strongly in the resin matrix. The functional group of the anion exchange resin is a quaternary ammonium group attached to an inert styrene-...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Cholestyramine
  • Powder: eq 4gm resin/packet, eq 4gm resin/scoopful
  • Powder for Reconstitution: 4g, 4g/5.5g, 4g/5g, 4g/9g, 4g/pack, 5g/scoop
  • Tablet: eq 1gm resin, eq 800mg resin
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Cholestyramine Light: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0185-0939 Cholestyramine Light 4 g/5.7g Oral Powder, for Suspension by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 60429-356 Cholestyramine Light 4 g/5g Oral Powder, for Suspension by Golden State Medical Supply, Inc.

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