... gluten-free diet (no wheat, barley, rye)
Before using cholestyramine powder:
Some medical conditions may interact with cholestyramine powder. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have heart disease (eg, heart blood vessel problems); constipation; hemorrhoids; stomach or bowel blockage; gallbladder problems; blood, bleeding, or clotting problems; high blood triglyceride levels; poor absorption from the intestinal tract or other intestinal problems; kidney problems; or phenylketonuria (PKU)
if you have diabetes, underactive thyroid, or liver problems, or if you are addicted to alcohol
if you are dehydrated or have low blood volume
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with cholestyramine powder. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), deferasirox, digoxin, digitoxin, diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), estrogens, hormonal contraceptives (eg, birth control pills), leflunomide, mycophenolate, penicillins (eg, amoxicillin), phenobarbital, phenylbutazone, phosphate supplements, progestins (eg, medroxyprogesterone), tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because their effectiveness may be decreased by cholestyramine powder
Spironolactone because the risk of high blood chloride levels may be increased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if cholestyramine powder may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Cholestyramine Light has malto dextrin in it. This can be made from barley malt. The regular doesn't have it.
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