Common side effects of bile acid sequestrants occur mainly in the digestive tract. But most people who take them have no symptoms at all. Bile acid sequestrants are used to treat high cholesterol.
Rarely, people taking bile acid sequestrants have had serious digestive problems. These included a blocked intestine and inflammation in the pancreas.
Bile acid sequestrants can also make your triglyceride level go up. Triglycerides are another type of fat in your blood that can increase your risk of heart disease. Your doctor may have you avoid bile acid sequestrants if your triglyceride level is high.
Fewer side effects make it easier to stick with your daily dose!