Cholestyramine is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. These uses include:
- Lowering LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in patients with high total cholesterol
- Relief of itching caused by a partial biliary obstruction.
Cholestyramine is currently available in two generic forms.
Generic cholestyramine is sold under the name Cholestyramine powder and Cholestyramine Light powder.
One scoopful of Cholestyramine or Cholestyramine Light powder contains 4 grams of cholestyramine. The generic is also available in single packets that contain 4 grams of cholestyramine.
Generic cholestyramine is currently manufactured by several companies, including Sandoz and Eon Laboratories.