CHOLESTYRAMINE, COLESTIPOL-ORAL POWDER, GRANULES

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GENERIC NAME: CHOLESTYRAMINE, COLESTIPOL - ORAL POWDER, GRANULES (ko-less-TEER-uh-meen, ko-LESS-tip-ohl)

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood for the purpose of decreasing the risk of heart disease.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication before meals as prescribed. Do not take medication dry. The medication must be mixed with liquid, soups, cereals or pulpy fruits such as applesauce or crushed pineapple. Stir completely to mix and drink immediately. Rinse the glass with additional liquid and drink to ensure all the medication is taken. This medication can interfere with other medications if taken at the same time. Take other medications one hour before or 4 to 6 hours after taking this drug. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to help establish a dosing schedule if you are taking more than one medication. For best results, this medication must be used along with an exercise program and a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed.

SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, heartburn, constipation, belching, gas, nausea, loss of appetite, aggravated hemorrhoids, change of taste, headache, or itching may occur. If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: unusual bleeding or bruising, severe stomach ache, vomiting. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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