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Cholestyramine (With Sugar)
Cholestyramine helps reduce cholesterol (fatty acids) in the blood. High cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). Cholestyramine is used to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL) ("bad" cholesterol). Cholestyramine powder is also used to treat itching caused by a blockage in the bile ducts of the gallbladder. Cholestyramine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cholestyramine (With Sugar)
High Blood Cholesterol

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have a blockage in your stomach or intestines.

Wait at least 4 to 6 hours after taking cholestyramine before you take any other medications.

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