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sequestrant

 [se-kwes´trant]
a sequestering agent, such as cholestyramine resin (which binds bile acids in the intestine and prevents their absorption).

sequestrant

/se·ques·trant/ (se-kwes´trant) a sequestering agent, as, for example, cholestyramine resin, which binds bile acids in the intestine, thus preventing their absorption.

sequestrant

A food additive which improves the quality and/or stability of a food product—e.g., by binding polyvalent metallic ions (e.g., copper, iron, nickel), preventing discolouration and inhibiting reactions that result in rancidity.

sequestrant

a sequestering agent, as, for example, cholestyramine resin which binds bile acids in the intestine, thus preventing their absorption.
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The study investigators hypothesized that bile acid metabolism is altered in patients with type 2 diabetes which may contribute to the observed metabolic behavior, and further, that treatment with a bile acid sequestrant (BAS) might normalize these alterations.
Colesevelam hydrochloride (cholestagel): a new, potent bile acid sequestrant associated with a low incidence ofgastrointestinal side effects.
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The wide applicability of citric acid as an acidulant, preservative, emulsifier, flavorant, sequestrant, and buffering agent in numerous products of food and non-food industries has led to its propelled growth, which is expected to continue in the forecast period.
9) Cholestyramine, a bile acid sequestrant, and crushed gelatin-coated capsules, such as omeprazole, may also occlude nasogastric tubes.
An alternative for these patients is a bile acid sequestrant.
It may also optionally contain a suspending agent, one sequestrant, emollient, a basic pH modifier, fragrance, antimicrobial agent and preservative.
Colesevelam (Welchol), a bile acid sequestrant, is the only agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration for both treatment of dyslipidemia and improving glycemic control in type 2 diabetes.
Despite the proved effectiveness of statin monotherapy for modifying the lipid profile, patients with severe dyslipidemias can benefit from the use of drug combinations such as a statin plus a bile acid sequestrant, niacin, or a fibrate.
Combinations consisting of a statin and niacin are the most popular, but combinations of a statin and a fibrate or a statin and a bile acid sequestrant are also used.
The statins, Vytorin and Zetia predominantly target LDL-C so patients with elevated triglycerides or decreased HDL even after treatment with one of these agents are often prescribed an add-on drug such as niacin, a fibrate, omega-3 fatty acid or bile acid sequestrant to target these lipid abnormalities," said Decision Resources Analyst Christine Helliwell, Ph.