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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 41)
  • Colestyramine (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Colestyraminum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Colestyramine Chloride (OS: BANM)

Brand Names

  • Cholestamin
    Chi Sheng, Taiwan
  • Cholestran
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Cholestyramine Pharmascience
    Pharmascience, Hong Kong
  • Cholestyramine-Odan
    Odan Laboratories, Canada
  • Cholexamin
    Shinlin Sinseng, Taiwan
  • Cinecolex
    Gramón Bagó, Uruguay
  • Colestiramina Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Colestyramin HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Colestyramin-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Colestyr-CT
    AbZ-Pharma, Germany
  • Efensol
    Lazlo, Spain
  • Flotac [+ Diclofenac]
    Novartis, Chile
  • Ipocol
    Lagap, Switzerland
  • Kolestran
    Sandoz, Turkey
  • Lipocol-Merz
    Merz Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Olestyr
    Pharmascience, Canada
  • PMS-Cholestyramine
    Pharmascience, Singapore; Pharmascience, Tunisia
  • Prevalite
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Prolertus [+ 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, Ireland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Iceland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kuwait; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lebanon; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mexico; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Norway; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical, United Kingdom; Dr. Fisher Farma, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; IFET, Greece; Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Questran 44.4%
    Sanofi, Japan
  • Questran 4g
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Luxembourg
  • Questran Light
    Bristol-M.S., Argentina; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil; Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical, United Kingdom; Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta
  • Questran Lite
    Aspen, New Zealand; Aspen Pharmacare, Australia
  • Questran Loc
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Denmark; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Iceland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Norway; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden
  • Questran-A
    BModesto, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Dr. Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands
  • Resincol
    Celsius, Uruguay
  • Resincolestiramina
    Lab Rubio, Thailand; Laboratorios Rubio, Malta; Rubio, Spain; TTN, Thailand
  • Semide
    Shun Sheng, Taiwan
  • Sequest
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Vasosan
    Felgenträger, Germany; IFET, Greece
  • Choles
    Shyh Dar, Taiwan
  • Questran
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Italy


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)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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