Generic Cholestyramine: An Overview
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: Strengths
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.
Who Makes Generic Cholestyramine?
Generic cholestyramine is currently manufactured by several companies, including Sandoz and Eon Laboratories.