Questran® (cholestyramine) is a prescription drug that is used in combination with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels. It is also approved to relieve itching caused by partial biliary obstruction.
Questran comes in powder form and must be mixed with liquids. Your healthcare provider will determine your individual dosage based on several factors, such as whether you have any other medical conditions. The medicine should be taken at the same time every day to help maintain an even level in the blood. Do not take it more often than directed.
Though generally well tolerated, side effects are possible. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, and gas are some of the most commonly reported reactions to Questran.
(To read the full-length article on this medicine, click Questran. This resource goes into detail on how it works, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.)