Cholestyramine or Questran is a useful medicine that is used for slowing down the high levels of cholesterol in the blood or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) also called as bad cholesterol. Questran helps to decrease the cholesterol (fatty acids) in the blood. High cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). This medicine is also used to heal itching related with liver disease. The powder form of this medicine is also used to treat itching due to a blockage in the bile ducts of the gallbladder. Cholestyramine is related with the class of medications known as bile acid sequestrants. It helps by blocking the cholesterol substances or bile acids in the intestines and avoiding them to get engrossed into the body.
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You must stay away from the overdose of it. Take the dosage according to the instruction of the doctor. If overdose is taken by you just contact to your doctor right away or else it may cause a severe trouble for you.
Overuse and unnecessary use of this medication can cause some serious side effects like constipation, pain in stomach, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, belching. If you face any kind of side effects, just contact your doctor urgently.
You must use this drug after consulting to your doctor. You should not use this medicine if you have allergy problem from it or any of its ingredients. Discuss with your doctor if you have the problems like thyroid disorder, diabetes, kidney disease, Do not take this medicine without the permission of the doctor and you should also not give this medication to anyone else who is also suffering with same trouble. It can be harmful for that person.