cholestyramine love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug used to lower serum cholesterol levels and treat itching associated with jaundice through its ability to bind intestinal bile acids and promote their excretion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by sequestering bile acids.

Etymologies

chole(sterol) + styr(ene) + amine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From cholesterol + styrene + amine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A series of studies in rabbits and mice has shown that reducing maternal cholesterol in pregnancy using a drug called cholestyramine or with high doses of vitamin E, an antioxidant, can lower the offspring's chance of developing high cholesterol, a condition that gets passed from the mother to the fetus and is a risk factor for a host of other diseases, including atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries.

    Programming a Fetus for a Healthier Life

  • Taking medications that reduce blood levels of vitamin D, such as cholestyramine (Questran and generic), colestipol

    Are you D-ficient?

  • Those include certain corticosteroids such as prednisone (Sterapred DS and generic); the weight-loss medication orlistat (Alli and Xenical); the cholesterol-lowering drug cholestyramine (Questran and generic); and the antiseizure drug phenytoin (Dilantin and generic).

    Q&A: Do medications lower your levels of vitamin D?

  • Included are colestipol (Colestid) and cholestyramine (Questran).

    A Consumer's Guide to Choosing Cholesterol-lowering Medications

  • For example The Lipid Research Clinics Coronary Primary Prevention Trial found that out of 3,086 pateints those taking cholestyramine had 30 CAD deaths vs 38 in the controls.

    Gary Taubes responds to George Bray | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In those days, the big cholesterol-lowering drug, cholestyramine, had to be stirred into water with a spoon.

    USATODAY.com - 'Next frontier' in heart disease: Undoing it

  • It turns out that statin drugs like Zocor (simvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin), the first drugs that meaningfully reduced cholesterol with a reasonable side effect profile (a patient asked me about cholestyramine last week; I asked if she really wanted to eat four packets of sand a day) can lower cholesterol significantly while also markedly reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

    Another Nail in the Coffin of Correlation and Causation

  • Drugs: Questran (cholestyramine) or Colestid (colestipol).

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Critics see the incidence of CHD among treated patients as high, and the small difference in CHD experience over 7.4 years as evidence that cholestyramine is not a very effective drug two men per year in every 10,000 on the drug.

    The New Super-Nutrition

  • The drug cholestyramine caused minor side effects, such as constipation, heartburn, and other gastrointestinal problems.

    The New Super-Nutrition

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