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    cholestyramine (with sugar)

    Side Effects

    List cholestyramine (with sugar) side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with cholestyramine (with sugar):

    Common side effects of cholestyramine (with sugar):

    • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsSevere
    • Severely Difficult Bowel MovementsSevere
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • HeartburnLess Severe
    • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
    • Throwing UpLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of cholestyramine (with sugar):

    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • DizzyLess Severe
    • GasLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • Skin Irritation Around the AnusLess Severe

    Rare side effects of cholestyramine (with sugar):

    • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
    • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
    • Bowel Movements Containing Much FatSevere
    • Decrease in the Blood-Clotting Protein ProthrombinSevere
    • GallstonesSevere
    • MalabsorptionSevere
    • OsteoporosisSevere
    • Ulcer from Stomach AcidSevere
    • BurpingLess Severe
    • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
    • RashLess Severe
    • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe

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    CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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