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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Questran (Overview)

Questran is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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What is questran (cholestyramine) used for?

What is questran (cholestyramine) used for?

Binding Bile Salts: Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile acid sequestrate that works by binding bile salts and cholesterol preventing their absorption in the GI tract. With decreased cholesterol absorption the liver makes more low density lipoprotein (ldl) receptors, decreasing the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) in the blood. However, Questran (cholestyramine) can cause increased triglyceride (tg) synthesis and higher blood tg levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Questran (Overview)

Questran is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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Are you prescribed questran (cholestyramine) for high cholesterol.?

Are you prescribed questran (cholestyramine) for high cholesterol.?

Be careful: While Questran (cholestyramine) can be used to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, it should not be used to lower trigylerices (fats in the blood). In fact, Questran (cholestyramine) may actually raise trigylerides. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take for vancocin (vancomycin) & questran take to begin working for c diff ?

How long does it take for vancocin (vancomycin) & questran take to begin working for c diff ?

Longer than you need: The two should not be used together. The Cholestyramine (questran) given to bind the c. Difficile toxin will also bind the vancomycin. Would stop the Cholestyramine and see someone more familiar with treating this potential fatal intoxication. ...Read more

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What is questran (cholestyramine) used for?

Binding Bile Salts: Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile acid sequestrate that works by binding bile salts and cholesterol preventing their absorption in the GI tract. With decreased cholesterol absorption the liver makes more low density lipoprotein (ldl) receptors, decreasing the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) in the blood. However, Questran (cholestyramine) can cause increased triglyceride (tg) synthesis and higher blood tg levels. ...Read more

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Have been told questran (cholestyramine) can not be given as out off stock but qquestran (cholestyramine) light dies not agree with me ?

See your Pharmacist: Discuss this with your pharmacist and they may wish to speak with your physician about your specific problems. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Cholestyramine (Definition)

Cholestyramine is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more