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Cholestyramine: Powder for Oral susp/PWD

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What is this medicine?

CHOLESTYRAMINE (koe LESS tir a meen) is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.


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Drugs Related by Class to Cholestyramine: Powder for Oral susp/PWD
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cholestyramine: Powder for Oral susp/PWD
Usage by Gender
65.09%
34.91%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
1.01%
11.38%
31.92%
55.69%
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Patient Experiences with Cholestyramine

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View All 4 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 2.5 / 5
Works as Intended: 2.5 / 5
Tolerable: 2.5 / 5

Works as intended
This medication does what it states it will do. I have not suffered any side effects.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
March 17, 2016
From: Yardley, PA
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Powder for Oral susp/PWD
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Works but powder form is not attractive
It works well put the first powder I took was lemon and tasted chalky and the second flavor on refill was orange. That was terrible. But, it does do it's job.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
LifelongCVSCustomer
March 08, 2016
From: Luray, VA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Powder for Oral susp/PWD
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


painful interaction
This inflamed my joints where I have arthritis, was very painful,
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
esm
January 14, 2016
From: Janesville, WI
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Powder for Oral susp/PWD
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Works great but difficult to take as powder form
This powder works great. I do not take as directed as I can't tolerate every day. I mix in applesauce. I wish this came in a pill form and I would take it as directed and would feel much better.
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 0
Tina
April 27, 2015
From: Convoy, OH
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Powder for Oral susp/PWD
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree