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What are bile-acid-binding resins?

Bile acid binding resins are cholesterol medications that bind with bile acids, preventing the intestine from recycling them. Sensing this decrease in bile acids, the liver responds by producing more and pulls cholesterol from the blood to do this. The most common side effect of this drug is constipation.

Examples:
  • Cholestyramine (Questran)
  • Colestipol (Colestid)
  • Colesevelam (Welchol)

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