How Beta-Carotene interacts with Bile acid sequestrants

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Study Supported

These medications decrease the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as beta-carotene. Supplementation with the affected nutrient(s) may be necessary. (1) (2) These drugs include cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam.


  1. View Abstract: Knodel LC, Talbert RL. Adverse Effects of Hypolipidaemic Drugs. Med Toxicol. Jan1987;2(1):10-32.
  2. View Abstract: Probstfield JL, et al. Carotenoids and Vitamin A: The Effect of Hypocholesterolemic Agents on Serum Levels. Metabolism. Jan1985;34(1):88-91.