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What should I know before taking a bile acid sequestrant?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you have phenylketonuria, a bile acid sequestrant may not be a good option for you.

If you have frequent constipation, a bile acid sequestrant may not be a good option for you.

If you are breastfeeding, bile acid sequestrants may not be a good choice for you. These drugs may be passed on in breast milk.

Bile acid sequestrants reduce absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and folic acid. If you have a deficiency of these vitamins, bile acid sequestrants may not be a good choice.

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