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Shortage of Bile acid sequestrants: colestyramine powder for oral suspension 4g (Questran), and colestipol (Colestid)

3 November 2020Bristol-Myers Squibb divested the Questran range to Cheplapharm at the end of July 2019. This affected the availability of several bile acid sequestrants. The current…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hyperlipidaemias

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is no evidence for the…
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Lactation Safety Information

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No published evidence of safety
Not absorbed from the mother’s GI tract
Theoretical effects of colestryramine on maternal cholesterol levels and availability of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) from the mother have not been shown to present a clinical risk to a breastfed infant
31 July 2020