What Is Cholestyramine Used For?

Cholestyramine as One Part of Treatment

Treatment to lower cholesterol typically begins with lifestyle modifications. These include a diet low in cholesterol (see Low Cholesterol Diet) and saturated fats, limited alcohol use, weight loss, and exercise. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower cholesterol levels to a desirable level, certain medications, such as Cholestyramine, may be necessary.
 
Since Cholestyramine can lower both total and LDL cholesterol levels, a person can decrease his or her risk of developing certain health problems in the future.
 

Is Cholestyramine Used for Children?

Cholestyramine uses in children include the relief of itching caused by a partial biliary obstruction. Cholestyramine has not been approved for use in children with high cholesterol.
 

Is Cholestyramine Used for Off-Label Purposes?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Cholestyramine for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Off-label Cholestyramine uses include treatment of severe diarrhea in those who have had their gallbladder removed.
 
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