I don't know the side effects....I'm sure someone else on this forum will though.
Questran (cholestyramine) for Oral Suspension is a cholesterol-lowering agent used to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL) ("bad" cholesterol). Questran powder is also used to treat itching caused by a blockage in the bile ducts of the gallbladder. The brand name Questran is discontinued in the U.S. Generic forms may still be available. Common side effects of Questran (cholestyramine) include:
* stomach/abdominal pain,
* loss of appetite,
* weight changes,
* a sour taste in your mouth,
* skin rash or itching,
* irritation of your tongue,
* itching or irritation around your rectal area,
* muscle or joint pain,
* spinning sensation, or
* ringing in your ears.
Tell your doctor if you experience rare but serious side effects of Questran (cholestyramine) including:
* severe stomach/abdominal pain,
* unusual bleeding/bruising,
* rapid breathing, or
Tell your doctor about
ion, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs you're taking before taking cholestyramine, especially:
* Anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as Coumadin (warfarin)
* Arava (leflunomide)
* CellCept or Myfortic (mycophenolate)
* Cordarone (amiodarone)
* Diuretics (water pills)
* Imodium (loperamide)
* Inderal (propranolol)
* Lanoxin (digoxin)
* Oral diabetes medications
* Thyroid medications
Cholestyramine may interfere with the absorption of other drugs.
Try to take other medicines at least one hour before or four hours after you take cholestyramine.
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about
all the products you use (including prescript
ion drugs, nonprescript
ion drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.