Cholestyramine also called Colestyramine is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol levels. It works by binding to the body's bile salts and removing them. The body then removes cholesterol from the blood to replace the removed bile salts, thus lowering the total amount of circulating cholesterol.
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Cholestyramine is used in detoxification programs because it has been shown to bind and eliminate fat-soluble biotoxins via the gastrointestinal tract. A common side effect is constipation.
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