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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antilipemic agent: Bile acid sequestrant

Chemical Name

A styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer containing quaternary ammonium groups.

Foreign Names

  • Colestyraminum (Latin)
  • Colestyramin (German)
  • Colestyramine (French)
  • Colestiramina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Colestyramine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Cholestyramine (IS)
  • Cholestyramine Resin (IS)
  • Cholestyramin-Harz (IS)
  • Colestyraminum (IS)
  • Divistyramine (IS)
  • Holestiramin (IS)
  • MK 325 (IS)
  • Cholestyramine Resin (PH: USP 34)
  • Colestyramine (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Colestyraminum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Colestyramine Chloride (OS: BANM)

Brand Names

  • Cholestamin
    Chi Sheng, Taiwan
  • Cholestyramine Pharmascience
    Pharmascience, Hong Kong
  • Cholestyramine
    Par, United States; Sandoz, United States
  • Cholexamin
    Shinlin Sinseng, Taiwan
  • Colestyramin Hexal
    Hexal, Germany
  • Colestyramin Stada
    STADA, Germany
  • Colestyramin-ratiopharm
    Ratiopharm, Germany
  • Colestyr-CT
    CT Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Efensol
    Faes, Spain
  • Ipocol
    Lagap, Switzerland
  • Kolestran
    Sandoz, Turkey
  • Lipocol-Merz
    Merz, Germany
  • Locholest
    Sandoz, United States
  • PMS-Cholestyramine
    Pharmascience, Canada; Pharmascience, Singapore; Pharmascience, Tunisia
  • Prevalite
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Profibrat
    Pharos, Indonesia
  • Quantalan
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Austria; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Germany; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Portugal
  • Questran Light
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Argentina; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Thailand
  • Questran Lite
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Sigma, Australia
  • Questran
    Boryung, South Korea; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Czech Republic; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Denmark; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Finland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United Kingdom; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Indonesia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ireland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Iceland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Luxembourg; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Norway; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Slovakia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States; IFET, Greece; Par, United States; Sanofi Aventis, Japan
  • Questran Loc
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden
  • Questran-A
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands
  • Resincolestiramina
    Laboratorios Rubio, Malta; Rubio, Spain; Rubio, Thailand; TTN, Thailand
  • Semide
    Shun Sheng, Taiwan
  • Vasosan
    Dr. Felgenträger, Poland; Felgenträger, Germany
  • Choles
    Shyh Dar, Taiwan
  • Questran
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Italy; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oman

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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