Colestyramine

Cholestyramine

Description

Colestyramine resin absorbs and combines with the bile acids in the intestine to form an insoluble complex which is excreted in the faeces. This results in an increased faecal loss of bile acids which leads to an increased oxidation of cholesterol to bile acids and a decrease in serum cholesterol levels and low density lipoprotein serum levels.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Colestyramine
C Cardiovascular system → C10 Lipid modifying agents → C10A Lipid modifying agents, plain → C10AC Bile acid sequestrants

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