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A 48-year-old member asked:

I have been on cholestyramine for 10 days to clear arava (leflunomide) from my system.how long will this non-stop itching last?

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Discontinue: You may be having a histaminic reaction to the cholestyramine. I'd stop the medication or take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if the itching improves. Tell the prescribing doctor, they will likely switch you to a different drug.
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