A nurse is gathering health history information from a newly admitted patient. The patient denies any known diseases but states she has been taking cholestyramine for three years. The nurse should question the patient about the presence of what disease?


• Cholestyramine (questran) is a bile acid sequestrant used to treat hyperlipidemia 

• Bile acid sequestrants lower triglycerides and cholesterol level by increasing bile acid excretion. This enhances cholesterol excretion and decreases lipid absorption 

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