Some medications which have been reported to cause pharmacobezoars are aluminum hydroxide gel for treating hyperphosphatemia in renal failure, (6,7,8) enteric-coated aspirin, (9,10) sucralfate, (11) guar gum, (12) cholestyramine
, (13) enteral feeding solution, (13) bulk laxative, (14) and nifedipine XL.
has the highest ratio ($347), yet is an effective agent in reducing cholesterol.
For all of these reasons, ursodiol has replaced cholestyramine
as the first-line agent for ICP.
Dietary restrictions for oxalate, calcium, and fats were advised, and cholestyramine
with appropriate mineral supplements was prescribed.
Probably your first-line treatment would be ursodeoxycholic acid--1 g/day total dose, given in three divided doses--and a second-line treatment would be cholestyramine
We hope that the readers of EHP will recognize the anecdotal and unsubstantiated nature of the reports in the paper by Shoemaker and Hudnell (1), as well as the tremendous amount of medical research yet to be done before either VCS as a biomarker or cholestyramine
as a treatment can be appropriately advocated.
Psyllium can improve regularity if you already take a cholesterol-lowering drug, such as cholestyramine
or colestipol, that tends to be constipating.
When jaundice is severe, or itching appears, phenobarbital and cholestyramine
may be used.
Purified chitosan is not yet approved for human use, but Furda says preliminary studies in rats, rabbits and chickens show its anti-cholesterol effect to be equal to that of cholestyramine
-- a positively charged, cholesterol-lowering medication -- without the drug's unpleasant side effects.
Take a medicine like cholestyramine
, nicotinic acid, or lovastatin?
can bind to flavopiridol and therefore protect against diarrhea, but how this may affect anticancer treatment is unknown, Dr.
For neurotoxins, some patients benefit from cholestyramine
, a cholesterol-lowering medication that has binding properties.
and colestipol are usually prepared as powders mixed with water or orange juice.
5) A systematic review found that adding colestipol or cholestyramine
to a statin provides an additional 7% to 20% absolute LDL cholesterol reduction.
5,1 and 2 mg, tablet, oral, 100; amiloride hydrocholoride, hydrochlorothiazide EQ 5 mg anhydrous 50 mg, tablet, oral 100; amitriptyline hydrochloride 150 mg, tablet, oral 100; ampicillin/ampicillin trihydrate 250 and 500 mg, capsule, oral, 100; benzonatate 100 mg, capsule, oral, 100; bumetanide 1 and 2 mg, tablet, oral, 100; cholestyramine
EQ 4 gm resin/packet, powder, oral, 60; cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride 10 mg, tablet, oral, 100; minocycline hydrochloride EQ 50 and 100 mg base, capsule, oral; temazepam 15 and 30 mg, capsule, oral, 100; tolazamide 250 mg, tablet, oral, 100; and verapamil hydrochloride 240 mg, tablet, extended-release, oral, 100.