Since Cholestyramine does not get absorbed into the body, there is little risk for toxic effects. However, if you happen to overdose, you should still seek medical attention.
Cholestyramine should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed container. It should be protected from light and moisture.
Keep Cholestyramine and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you forget to take a dose of Cholestyramine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.
It is manufactured by several companies, including Sandoz and Eon Laboratories.
Cholestyramine comes in two strengths -- Cholestyramine and Cholestyramine Light. One scoopful (9 grams) of Cholestyramine contains 4 grams of cholestyramine. One scoopful (6.4 grams) of Cholestyramine Light contains 4 grams of cholestyramine. Both are also available as single packets containing 4 grams of cholestyramine.