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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Lipid lowering 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, JAN)
  • Cholestyramine (IS)
  • Cholestyramine Resin (IS)
  • Cholestyramin-Harz (IS)
  • Colestyraminum (IS)
  • Divistyramine (IS)
  • Holestiramin (IS)
  • MK 325 (IS)
  • Cholestyramine Resin (PH: USP 37)
  • Colestyramine (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Colestyraminum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Colestyramine Chloride (OS: BANM)

Brand Names

  • Antilip
    Humax Pharmaceutical, Colombia
  • Cholestamin
    Chi Sheng, Taiwan
  • Cholestran
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Cholestyramine Light Eon
    Eon, United States
  • Cholestyramine Pharmascience
    Pharmascience, Hong Kong
  • Cholexamin
    Shinlin Sinseng, Taiwan
  • Colestiramina Ophalac
    Ophalac, Colombia
  • Colestiramina Winthrop
    Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Colombia
  • Colestyramin HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Colestyramin-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Colestyr-CT
    AbZ-Pharma, Germany
  • Efensol
    Lazlo, Spain
  • Ipocol
    Lagap, Switzerland
  • Kolestran
    Sandoz, Turkey
  • Lipocol-Merz
    Merz, Germany
  • Olestyr
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • PMS-Cholestyramine
    Pharmascience, Singapore; Pharmascience, Tunisia
  • Prevalite
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Prolertus (Colestyramine and Diclofenac)
    Tecnofarma, Colombia
  • Quantalan
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Austria; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Germany; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Portugal
  • Questran
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Finland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United Kingdom; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ireland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Iceland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lebanon; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Norway; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Slovakia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; Par, United States; Sanofi Aventis, Japan
  • Questran Light
    Bristol-M.S., Argentina; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Thailand; Par, United States
  • Questran Lite
    Aspen, Australia; Aspen, New Zealand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa
  • Questran Loc
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Denmark; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden
  • Questran-A
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands
  • Resincolestiramina
    Lab Rubio, Thailand; Laboratorios Rubio, Malta; Rubio, Spain; TTN, Thailand
  • Semide
    Shun Sheng, Taiwan
  • Sequest
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Vasosan
    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
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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