Questran

(Cholestyramine)

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Quick facts about Questran
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cholestyramine)

Used for

  • Hypercholesterolemia; Adjunct Pruritus of skin
  • Associated with partial biliary obstruction
  • Bile acid malabsorption syndrome Familial hypercholesterolemia - heterozygous Hardened arteries (atherosclerosis)

Dosage forms

  • Liquid
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Quick facts about Questran
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cholestyramine)
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Side effect rates for Questran (Cholestyramine)

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Pharmacist Q&A

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Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats primary hypercholesterolemia (high LDL cholesterol).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats primary hypercholesterolemia (high LDL cholesterol).

Common concerns from people taking Questran (Cholestyramine)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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