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   Questran Light

Questran Light
Cholestyramine-Orl Pwdr,gran.


Questran Light is used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood for the purpose of decreasing the risk of heart disease.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Locholest Light, Cholestyramine Light, Prevalite
 
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questran Light
Locholest Light, Cholestyramine Light, Prevalite

Uses
Questran Light is used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood for the purpose of decreasing the risk of heart disease.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include severe constipation.

How To Use
  • Take Questran Light before meals as prescribed.
  • Do not take medication dry.
  • The medication must be mixed with liquid, soups, cereals or pulpy fruits such as applesauce or crushed pineapple.
  • Stir completely to mix and drink immediately.
  • Rinse the glass with additional liquid and drink to ensure all the medication is taken.
  • Questran Light can interfere with other medications if taken at the same time.
  • Take other medications one hour before or 4 to 6 hours after taking Questran Light.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist to help establish a dosing schedule if you are taking more than one medication.
  • For best results, Questran Light must be used along with an exercise program and a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet.
  • It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of Questran Light are noticed.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, heartburn, constipation, belching, gas, nausea, loss of appetite, aggravated hemorrhoids, change of taste, headache, or itching may occur.
  • If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience: unusual bleeding or bruising, severe stomach ache, vomiting.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: constipation, hemorrhoids, diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroidism), stomach/intestinal disease, gall bladder disease, kidney disease, liver disease, unusual bleeding or bruising, any allergies.
  • Questran Light should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Questran Light is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: digitoxin, digoxin, diuretics ( water pills ), penicillin G, phenobarbital, phenylbutazone, propranolol, tetracycline, thyroid, warfarin or other blood thinners , vitamin A/D/E, antidepressants, hydrocortisone, estrogens and progestins (e.g., birth control pills), troglitazone.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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