Episode - Cholestyramine vs. Methimazole


Cholestyramine vs. Methimazole

Some people simply can’t tolerate antithyroid medications, and in some cases, the natural agents aren’t effective. When that happens, endocrinologists often recommend radioactive iodine thyroid surgery.

Before rushing to surgery, it’s worth exploring options such as cholestyramine with your doctor.

Today I’m sharing the research around cholestyramine and its effectiveness compared to antithyroid medication.

During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • What is cholestyramine?
  • Typical use cases for cholestyramine
  • How to advocate for yourself with your endocrinologist
  • Research studies on cholestyramine helping with hyperthyroidism
  • Side effects associated with cholestyramine

If your endocrinologist is pressuring you to get radioactive iodine thyroid surgery, it’s worth bringing up cholestyramine. As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!


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