What is the role of cholestyramine in the treatment of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Cholestyramine is the mainstay of therapy for the pruritus of liver disease. To avoid compromising GI absorption, care should be taken to avoid coadministration of this organic anion binder with any other medication.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!