Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin)
What is Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) used for?
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with high levels of cholesterol. It is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the most effective results. The medication reduces the levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins). It may also be used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis or diarrhea caused by Crohn's disease.
How should I use Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin)?
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One sachet is typically taken once or twice daily, but the best dosage will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine, mix the contents of one sachet into a glass of water and consume it. Rinse the glass after administration and drink it again to make sure the entire dose is swallowed. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are chronic constipation, trouble breathing, intense stomach pain, easier bruising, sensitive skin, blood appearing in the urine, or discolored stools. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent more problems from occurring.
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) should not be used by patients who are under the age of six or who have a total blockage of the bile duct. It is also important to disclose if you have diabetes or inherited high blood cholesterol as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.