Bile acid sequestrants are used to lower cholesterol levels to treat high cholesterol. They work by removing bile acids from the body.

Why are
Bile Acid Sequestrants
prescribed?

How is this chart calculated?

How we make this chart

This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Bile Acid Sequestrants

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
cholestyramine
60
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CHOLESTYRAMINE is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Welchol
574
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Colesevelam (Welchol) is an expensive drug used to lower in patients who are at risk of heart disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Welchol. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Colestid
(colestipol)
35
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COLESTIPOL is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
cholestyramine light
49
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CHOLESTYRAMINE is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Prevalite
110
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CHOLESTYRAMINE is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Colestid Flavored
351
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COLESTIPOL is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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