A nurse is gathering health history information from a newly admitted patient. The patient denies any known diseases but 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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