Questran vs Questran Light

Questran
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Questran Light
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Questran is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Questran Light is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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August 3, 1973
December 5, 1988
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,169 Discussions
299 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diarrhea
#2 for Bile
#3 for IBS
Questran is prescribed for Diarrhea, Bile and Crohn's Disease and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for IBS, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
Our data suggest that Questran Light is taken for Chronic Diarrhea, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for High Cholesterol.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Que
Nausea
2
Bloating
1
Burning
1
Weight Gain
1
Liver Disease
1
Rash
1
Jaundice
1
Addiction
1
Arthritis
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Que
Bloating
2
Nausea
1
Stomach Cramps
1
Stomach Problems
1
Trouble Swallowing
1
Liver Disease
1
Joint Pain
1
Gagging
1
Jaundice
1
Depression
1
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1
Joint Pain
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Gagging
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Jaundice
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Depression
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Questran during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Questran Light during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Questran and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Questran Light and alcohol.
Method of use
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Dosages
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Powder: 4 gram
Powder: , 4 g, 4 g/Dose, 4 gram
Food Instructions
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Should be taken before meals. Fat soluble vitamins should be monitored because drug may lower their absorption.
Should be taken before meals. Fat soluble vitamins should be monitored because drug may lower their absorption.
Ingredients
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Cholestyramine/Sucrose
Cholestyramine/Aspartame
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Questran and Questran Light: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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