Relief of itching caused by a partial biliary obstruction.
Questran is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb for Par Pharmaceuticals and has come off-patent, which means it is also available in a generic form.
Generic Questran: Strengths
Generic Questran is sold under the name Cholestyramine powder and Cholestyramine Light powder.
One scoopful of Cholestyramine or Cholestyramine Light powder contains 4 grams of cholestyramine. The generic form is also available in single packets that contain 4 grams of cholestyramine.
Who Makes Generic Questran?
Generic Questran is currently manufactured by several companies, including Sandoz and Eon Laboratories.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Questran [package insert]. Spring Valley, NY: Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.;2006 May.
Questran Light [package insert]. Spring Valley, NY: Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.;2000 March.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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