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Choltran Oral Suspension

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Cholestyramine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Choltran Oral Suspension, a bile acid sequestrant, is a strong ion exchange resin which binds bile within the alimentary canal and prevents its reabsorption. It forms insoluble complexes with bile acids and removes from them from the body during defecation. In order to compensate for the lost bile acids from the body, more plasma cholesterol gets converted to bile acids in the liver and hence reduces plasma cholesterol levels.

Choltran Oral Suspension is used to treat problems like hypercholesterolemia, pruritus (itching due to liver failure), post vagotomy diarrhoea, Clostridium difficile infections, post cholecystectomy syndrome, Crohn's disease, bile acid diarrhoea and other types of cholestasis. Choltran Oral Suspension is sometimes compounded with aquaphor and used for treating diaper rash in infants.

Choltran Oral Suspension is marketed as powder for oral ingestion, in 4g packets, or in larger containers and the dosage is 4 to 8g once twice daily. The maximum dosage is 24g per day.

Side effects of Choltran Oral Suspension include tarry stools, constipation, sudden loss in weight, stomach ache, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, femoral nerve pain, vertigo, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, urticaria (in cases of hypersensitivity), diuresis, hematuria, dysuria, asthma and others.

increased cholesterol levels in blood
In addition to its intended effect, Choltran Oral Suspension may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Choltran oral suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Cholestyramine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
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What are you using Choltran Oral Suspension for?
Other
increased cholesterol levels in blood
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Constipation

Popular Questions & Answers

If thyroid is on boundary like 5.67 then it will completely treated by medicine within 6 months right. Looking forward for positive answer.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
If thyroid is on boundary like 5.67 then it will completely treated by medicine within 6 months right. Looking forwar...
A common treatment is to replace thyroxine with a specific synthetic thyroid hormone (levothyroxine). This hormone is safe and affordable, but determining the right dosage often takes time. Your metabolic rate has to be returned to normal. Raising it too quickly can cause palpitations and make some medical problems like coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation worse. Symptoms of thyroid hormone excess are: shakiness or tremors palpitations insomnia increased appetite diets rich in soy and high fiber can interfere with levothyroxine absorption. Medications and supplements also can reduce absorption. These include: calcium supplements iron supplements cholestyramine aluminum hydroxide (present in some antacids)
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I have thyroid value 13. I am taking medicine thyrox 50. What I will do to maintain my thyroid?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
DEAR SIR YOUR MEDICINES DISAGE IS NOT PROPER..PL. TAKE TAB. THYROX 125 MCG BEFORE MEAL. TAKE DIET...Walnuts Soybean flour Cottonseed meal Iron supplements or multivitamins containing iron Calcium supplements Antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium Some ulcer medications, such as sucralfate (Carafate) Some cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as those containing cholestyramine (Questran) and colestipol (Colestid) To avoid potential interactions, eat these foods or use these products several hours before or after you take your thyroid medication.
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I am 47 years old and having hypothyroidism, TSH 7.35. T3 0.95 & T4 6.20. URIC ACID 7.30. Triglyceride 282& cholesterol 207. Please advise treatment and precautions. Need any medical treatment or should go for exercise only at this stage.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 47 years old and having hypothyroidism, TSH 7.35. T3 0.95 & T4 6.20. URIC ACID 7.30. Triglyceride 282& cholester...
you can take..tab.thyronorm 75 mcg. cap. ecosprin gold-20 1hs. tab.zyloric 100 1od . A common treatment is to replace thyroxine with a specific synthetic thyroid hormone (levothyroxine). This hormone is safe and affordable, but determining the right dosage often takes time. Your metabolic rate has to be returned to normal. Raising it too quickly can cause palpitations and make some medical problems like coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation worse. Symptoms of thyroid hormone excess are: shakiness or tremors palpitations insomnia increased appetite Diets rich in soy and high fiber can interfere with levothyroxine absorption. Medications and supplements also can reduce absorption. These include: calcium supplements iron supplements cholestyramine aluminum hydroxide (present in some antacids)

For a female basophil-0.01*103/uL HEMATOCRIT- 48% RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH- SD (RDW-SD) -49.1 fL RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH-(RDW-CV)-14.5 % ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT)-31.8 U/L TSH 9.84 uIU/ml.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
For a female basophil-0.01*103/uL HEMATOCRIT- 48% RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH- SD (RDW-SD) -49.1 fL RED CELL DISTRIBU...
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned your TSH report is little high so take medications for it and start with 25 mcg. Try to avoid certain medications like Iron supplements, Cholestyramine, Aluminum hydroxide, which is found in some antacids and Calcium supplements. Some diet suggestions for hypothyroidism include: 1) Take foods high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids such as leafy green vegetables, salmon, nuts, seeds, and shrimp should be added to your menus. 2) Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Water and green tea can be sipped on in between meals to prevent dehydration. 3) Take Iodine rich foods such as seaweed and algae etc 4) Foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, soy, beans, and spinach can actually slow down the functioning of the thyroid so they should be eaten in small quantities. 5) Try to avoid artificial sweeteners, caffeine, dairy, and alcohol etc Hope that helps.

My TSH is 6.58 nd I am taking thyronorm 25 mg for last six days and yesterday night there is little swelling in my front part of neck may be in gland. Pls suggest what should I do. Can I continue this medicine.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned please continue with medications and never stop at all and try to avoid certain medications like this - a) Iron supplements b) Cholestyramine c) Aluminum hydroxide, which is found in some antacids d) Calcium supplements Some diet suggestions for hypothyroidism include: 1) Take foods high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids such as leafy green vegetables, salmon, nuts, seeds, and shrimp etc 2) Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Water and green tea can be sipped on in between meals to prevent dehydration. 3) Take Iodine rich foods such as seaweed and algae and this should be eaten regularly. 4) Foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, soy, beans, and spinach can actually slow down the functioning of the thyroid so they should be eaten in small quantities. 5) Try to avoid artificial sweeteners, caffeine, dairy, and alcohol when on a diet for hypothyroidism. 6) Take a multivitamin caps regularly at bedtime [Rejuvit Plus] and do exercise at least one hour every day. Hope that helps If you need any further help then chat with me online.

Popular Health Tips

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
Calcium Supplements Interfere with Thyroid treatment

Diets rich in soy and high fiber can interfere with levothyroxine absorption. Medications and supplements also can reduce absorption. These include:

calcium supplements
iron supplements
cholestyramine
aluminum hydroxide (present in some antacids)
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