Cholic Acid/Aluminum-Based Antacids; Bile Acid Sequestrants Interactions
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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
If your cholesterol medicine or antacid is taken too close to the time of your cholic acid dose, it may bind to your cholic acid in your digestive tract, preventing your body from absorbing the cholic acid.
What might happen:
A decrease in the beneficial effects of your cholic acid may occur.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking both of these medicines. Time your medicines so that you take your cholic acid medicine at least one hour before or at least four to six hours after your cholesterol medicine or antacid. If you have questions about how to time your medicines, ask your pharmacist.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
- 1.Cholbam (cholic acid) US prescribing information. Asklepion Pharmaceuticals LLC March, 2015..
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