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Locholest (Overview)

LoCHOLEST is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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How long does cholestyramine start working?

A few days: If you're treating jaundice, you should see improvement within a week or two. ...Read more

Locholest (Overview)

LoCHOLEST is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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

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

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. ...Read more

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I take cholestyramine powder for bile salt diarrhea from gall bladder surg. It has worked for many years ...Not the past 6 mo. Any suggestions?

I take cholestyramine powder for bile salt diarrhea from gall bladder surg. It has worked for many years ...Not the past 6 mo. Any suggestions?

See a GI doctor: Your current loose stools may or may not be related to bile salts. Just because you are having this does not necessarily mean that the Cholestyramine is not working. Something new may be in progress. Go get seen and hopefully this will clear up soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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How long does cholestyramine start working?

A few days: If you're treating jaundice, you should see improvement within a week or two. ...Read more

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Have been told questran (cholestyramine) can not be given as out off stock but qquestran (cholestyramine) light dies not agree with me ?

See your Pharmacist: Discuss this with your pharmacist and they may wish to speak with your physician about your specific problems. ...Read more

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Cholestyramine (Definition)

Cholestyramine is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more