A non-absorbed polymer that binds bile acids in the intestine, impedes their reabsorption and lowers serum lipids. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, colesevelam also lowers blood glucose levels by an unknown mechanism.

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Can I take Colesevelam while breastfeeding?

Colesevelam is a nonabsorbable resin. Because it does not enter the mother’s bloodstream, it will not reach the infant via breastmilk. It is acceptable for use during lactation.

Drug levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate drugs to consider

Colestipol

References

Last Revision Date

20130907

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)

3D Model of the Colesevelam molecule

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