Questran , also known as cholestyramine, is an anion-exchange resin used to reduce the amount of cholesterol and fatty substances in the patients blood. Cholesterol and fatty substances accumulate along the walls of your arteries which decrease the blood and oxygen flow to your heart and brain.
Questran is available in the form of a chewable bar or in a powder which is mixed with foods or fluids. Generally, it is taken two to four times per day, as prescribed by your doctor.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Questran include constipation, stomach pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, loss of appetite, heartburn and indigestion. If the side effects are bothersome or become more severe, contact a healthcare professional for assistance.
Occasionally Questran will be used for other purposes, under the recommendation of your doctor.