CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

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Uses of cholestyramine

 I'm taking care of a lady who has continuos tube-feeding.  She also has C-Diff.  she is on Vanco po and when she does have stools they are very liquid, and runny.  the Dr. ordered this cholestyramine oral suspension qd.  ...
by Patrice Mills in Oro Valley Arizona, 07/18/2007

Cholestyramine burning my throat

I am on Cholestyramine.  I am having trouble getting it down.  My throat becomes very sore and irritated.  I have tried several ways to take this drug, plus drink extra water.  Is there any other ways to get this medication down?&n...
by Donna Bockla in Youngstown, Ohio, 12/31/2008

Does this product aid IBS, is a prescription required?

Will this product help prevent gas, stomach pain and Diahrea associated with IBS.  Does this product require a prescription?
by James Lanier in Florida, USA, 06/13/2007

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Drug and Prescription Information

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Medication Classification


CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Brandname

Questran Light, Questran, Prevalite

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension is used for the Treatment

Cholestyramine (koe-less-TEER-a-meen) Lowers high cholesterol levels. Also treats severe itching caused by liver disease.

When To Not Use CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cholestyramine.

How Should You Use CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

Powder for Suspension, Packet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take this medicine just before eating or with meals.
  • You should not use the powder in dry form. Mix in 4 to 6 ounces of water, fruit juice, or milk until completely dissolved. Drink this mixture right away. Rinse the glass with more liquid and drink that too, so you get all of the medicine.
  • You may also mix the powder medicine in thin soup, with soft fruits such as fruit cocktail or crushed pineapple, or with milk in breakfast cereal.
  • Drink several glasses of liquids each day while using this medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Storage

Store CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using Coumadin®.
  • Cholestyramine may change the way many other medicines work. Take other medicines 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after you take cholestyramine.
  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you need help deciding the best time to take your medicines.

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have thyroid problems, diabetes, gallbladder disease, stomach problems, heart disease, kidney disease, or liver disease.
  • Questran Light® contains aspartame (Nutrasweet®). If you have phenylketonuria you should avoid using this product.
  • Before you stop using this medicine, talk with your doctor.
  • This medicine is used with diet, exercise, and weight loss in overweight patients to control high cholesterol levels. To lower and keep your cholesterol normal, all of these are important.

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash or hives
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing.
  • Unusual bleeding such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums
  • Severe stomach pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn, gas or bloating

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension Ratings

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CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Fez, Fez - 01/12/2014

Guar gum is an economical theckiner and stabilizer. It hydrates fairly rapidly in cold water to give highly viscous pseudoplastic solutions of generally greater low-shear viscosity when compared with other hydrocolloids and much greater than that of locust bean gum. High concentrations (~ 1%) are very thixotropic but lower concentrations (~ 0.3%) are far less so. Guar gum is more soluble than locust bean gum and a better emulsifier as it has more galactose branch points.

CHOLESTYRAMINE (Oral) (Powder for Suspension

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ***


BGW, Columbia, MO - 08/01/2012

It works but is terrible to take. I just chug it down and then drink a lot of water after. It is a little like drinking wet sand.