Common English name: Colestyramine

Brand: Questran

Application: Cholesterol-lowering pruritus has damaged bile duct-diarrhea







Cholestyramine Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of cholestyramine

Cholestyramine drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking cholestyramine

Possible side effects of cholestyramineg

How to store cholestyramine




Cholestyramine Drug Information

Medication Information: Cholestyramine is a powder that binds to bile acids in the body and prevents them from being reabsorbed. This mechanism can be useful in the treatment of some diseases.

Cholestyramine is also prescribed to lower blood cholesterol and biliary disorders, as well as to reduce diarrhea caused by certain diseases and medications.

When cholestyramine is prescribed to lower cholesterol, the liver is forced to produce bile acids using blood cholesterol by preventing the reabsorption of bile, which lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.

When cholestyramine is used to reduce diarrhea. It works by reducing bile acids in the blood.


Contraindications to the use of cholestyramine

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Cholestyramine drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Tips to consider before taking cholestyramine

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cholestyramine:

• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have ever been allergic to any medication.


Possible side effects of cholestyramine

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medicine and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

  • Constipation: Eat a balanced diet and drink several glasses of water a day. Consult your doctor if the symptoms do not go away.
  • Stomach upset: Eat simple foods and avoid high-fat and spicy foods.

Tell your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to cholestyramine.


How to store cholestyramine

• Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

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