Questran

Last Update February 3, 2016
Other brands: Locholest
Cholestyramine or colestyramine (Questran, Questran Light, Cholybar) is a bile acid sequestrant, which binds bile in...
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Positive 923 "...hear say that they take Questran (sp?) to lower their cholesterol and that helps with the D.... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 435 "...until I started Humira. I'm also using Questran, but it seemed to ...two times yesterday. I give the Questran credit for this as ...as last time I quit taking Questran I went immediately downhill. So... "Read more negative discussions
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| TeeJae
I had extreme diarrhea ... Was put on Questran it helped me trumendously ... But 2 weeks into it I developed a fever and shortness of breath ... I quit taking it ... Fever subsided and breath shortness got better... Gonna discuss this with my doc

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| June S.
Just started taking Olestyr and finding it hard to fit in the "take other medication one hour before Olestyr, and four to six hours after taking Olestyr." So, for maximum benefit, is it best to wait four hours or six hours - why the two hour difference? Also, my Pharmacist said not to take Olestyr for at least four hour after my morning Thyroid medication as it can cut the effect of Synthroid by 50 per cent. Thanks and looking forward to answers.
May 25, 2015
Back again. I had to stop taking the powdered Olestyr because of heartburn and very sort mouth, tongue etc. As one has to brush teeth really well after taking it, this was impossible with a sore mouth. I took it for five weeks, at 2 pkges a day for last 3 weeks, but had to stop. I don't think pills are available in Canada? I have trouble with this site as when I click on a comment I get pages of various comments and find it hard to find the one that is posted here... so perhaps a different site where I can get instant replies? Thanks

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oes anyone here use Questran for Bile Salt Diarrhea, i...
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" Questran Question Does anyone here use Questran for Bile Salt Diarrhea, if so is there a non-prescription substitute? I am certain I have... "

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caused my diarrhea! I take questran but i still get lots...
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" ...caused my diarrhea! I take questran but i still get lots ...and urgency . I had loads pain with my... "

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have any problems with it and it seemed to help. Questran...
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" My mom has taken Questran for severe diarrhea. She didn't have any problems with it and it seemed to help.... "

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a handle on it now with questran but pickles used to send...
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" My husband has IBS with diarrhea only. He ...a handle on it now with questran but pickles used to... "

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every morning and my life has changed for the better...
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" I had chronic diarrhea for six years, I now take Questran every morning and my life has changed for the... "

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hubby was on Questran for his Crohn's and it was a med for...
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" My hubby was on Questran for his Crohn's and it was a med for lowering cholesterol. I know some of... "

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every morning and my life has changed for the better...
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" I had chronic diarrhea for six years, I now take Questran every morning and my life has changed for the... "

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just recently prescribed Questran. I'm curious, how much...
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" I was just recently prescribed Questran. I'm curious, how much (and how often) are you guys taking to... "

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Facts about Questran

How do I obtain Questran?
Prescription in the USA
What dosages are available?
4gram
Food instructions
Should be taken before meals. Fat soluble vitamins should be monitored because drug may lower their absorption.
Ingredients
Cholestyramine/Sucrose
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