|What is Cholestyramine|
This page contains educational material about the drug Cholestyramine. This information is for educational purposes only. Nothing in this text is intended to serve as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made only with the guidance of your own personal medical authority. I am doing my best to get this data up quickly and correctly. If you find errors in this data, please let me know.
The cholestyramine pages on this site:
Cholestyramine: Why is it used in CIRS & How It Works
Cholestyramine: How to Take It/Safety
Quick answer: Cholestyramine is a medication that has largely been used in the past to lower elevated levels of cholesterol. We are using it to lower mycotoxin levels.
Once you are removed from moldy environments you need to remove the mycotoxins from your body. This is best done with Cholestyramine. This is a prescription drug. There are other possible alternatives that I am researching and experimenting with. Other people are using them also. However, so far the response is that Cholestyramine works the best. Removal of mycotoxins has to be done before your body can begin to heal.
Detailed answer: Cholestyramine is a bile acid sequestrant, like colestipol and colesevelam. These molecules are positively charged non-digestible resins that bind to bile acids in the intestine to form an insoluble complex, which is excreted in the feces. They are used mainly for the treatment of high cholesterol levels, in patients not responding to dietary treatment as well as a second line-treatment for pruritus associated with cholestatic disease, in patients with incomplete biliary obstruction. Several data indicate that modulation of bile acid homeostasis has a good clinical effect in managing diabetes mellitus and the diarrhea from bile acid malabsorption.Cholestyramine is an anion binding resin that has a quaternary ammonium side chain that creates a localized, net positive charge. The functional group of the anion exchange resin is a quaternary ammonium group attached to an inert styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer.
When is Cholestyramine used by Practitioners?
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