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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-115

Colesevelam hydrochloride: A novel agent in patients with type 2 diabetes


1 Department of Pharmacology, Dr. HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
2 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.91157

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Hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia are both risk factors for the development of various complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Colesevelam hydrochloride is a novel agent that can improve both hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia in such patients. It is an orally administered bile acid sequestrant with high capacity for binding bile acids. This drug can offer potential new diabetes treatment along with other drugs.


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