H. Richard Casdorph, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
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Longitudinal studies on the hypolipidemic effect of cholestyramine have been conducted on 103 hyperlipidemic patients (representing 1,728 patient-months of therapy). Cholestyramine was administered in doses of 12 to 24 g/day. Various lipid values have been studied. Serum cholesterol was measured by Auto-Analyzer. The average cholesterol for the 103 patients was reduced from 317 to 199.7 mg/100 ml, an average reduction of 117.3 mg/100 ml (-19.8%). Percent reduction by type was 54 type II patients, -19.8%; 1 type III patient, -21%; 33 type IV patients, -20.2%; and 15 untyped hypercholesteremic patients, -21.5%. No significant change in the serum triglycerides was observed.
Casdorph HR. The Efficacy and Safety of Cholestyramine Therapy in Hyperlipidemic Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:818. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-818_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):818.
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