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Cholestyramine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cholestyramine is also known as: Cholestyramine Light, Locholest, Locholest Light, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light

Cholestyramine Pregnancy Warnings

Cholestyramine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Because cholestyramine is not absorbed after oral administration, direct fetal harm is not expected. Impairment of absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients as well as effects of reduced lipid concentrations may be of concern, although the drug has been used successfully during pregnancy. Cholestyramine should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Cholestyramine Breastfeeding Warnings

Cholestyramine is not absorbed after oral administration and therefore is not expected to be present in human milk. While adverse effects in the breast-feeding infant are unlikely, altered absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients by the mother may effect the integrity of the milk.

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