Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin)
What is Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) used for?
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) is an oral medication used to reduce high levels of cholesterol. It operates by reducing elevated levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins) to prevent blockage of the arteries. This can reduce symptoms such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or potential heart attacks. It is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the most effective results from treatment. Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one sachet administered once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. The medication come in premeasured sachets and should be completely dissolved in a glass of water before use. Always refill the glass slightly and drink it to make sure the entire dose is consumed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin)?
Some patients using Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe stomach pain, sensitive skin, easier bruising, trouble breathing, ongoing constipation, discoloured stools, or blood appearing in the stools. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) should not be administered to patients who are children under the age of six or who have total blockage of the bile duct. Also disclose if you have diabetes or inherited high blood cholesterol as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine Resin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.