Questran Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Cholestyramine
CHOLESTYRAMINE (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran® Light) absorbs and combines with bile acids, which increases removal of cholesterol from the body through the stool. It also lowers blood fats and cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. It is not a cure. It also used to treat itching in patients with liver disease.
Uses of Questran
Side Effects of Questran
If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Questran. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Questran:
Drug Interaction :-
If you are taking certain drugs with Questran, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Questran medicine. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Questran with the following:-
When you are taking Questran, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of a cholestyramine overdose are unknown, but an intestinal blockage leading to abdominal pain might be expected.
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