Ion exchange resin.
pruritis←partial biliary obstruction, diarrhoea due to bile acids,
diarrhoea associated with Crohn's disease, hyperoxaluria, overdose of digitalis,
thyroxine, warfarin or tetracycline.
Mixed with water or fruit juice.
Increases loss of bile acids, causing more cholesterol to be
converted to bile acid. Does not work in patients with homozygous
familial hypercholesterolaemia←works by ↑ expression
of hepatocyte LDL receptors. It is not absorbed and remains in the
Bloating, severe constipation or diarrhoea, N&V, heartburn.