cholestipol

cholestipol

Cardiology A bile acid sequestrant that ↑ conversion of cholesterol into bile acids, and stimulates the synthesis of LD receptors Pros ↓ CAD, safe Cons Expensive, inconvenient, GI side effects. See Cholesterol.
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These include the cholesterol-lowering medications cholestyramine and cholestipol, corn oil, and pectin.
Anion exchange resins, cholestyramine and cholestipol, are inexpensive and are usually used to treat milder cases or to prevent relapse (Bartlett, 1992).