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Generic Name
Cholestyramine
Trade Name
Prevalite
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antilipemic.
  • Used to treat intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No fetal harm in animal studies, limited human data but used in first trimester without teratogenic effects.
  • Use of this agent in the last two trimesters has no fetal adverse effects except that it binds fat-soluble vitamins resulting in deficiency of those vitamins in the mother and fetus. fetal vitamin k deficiency may occur with subsequent in utero bleeding complications (subdural hematomas, hydrocephalus)
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available.
  • May cause deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins in the mother and nursing infants with prolonged use.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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