Which medications are used to supplement dietary therapy for sitosterolemia (phytosterolemia)?

Updated: May 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Medications are occasionally used in the treatment of sitosterolemia. Dietary therapy was formerly the recommended initial treatment, but newer therapies (see below) have supplanted dietary therapy. If dietary treatment alone is attempted and insufficient, bile acid-binding resins (eg, cholestyramine) could be considered.


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