QUESTRAN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 016640/001.

Names and composition

"QUESTRAN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CHOLESTYRAMINE.

Answered questions

Has anyone been on the medicine, Questran?
I have just been prescribed Questran for my gallbladder removal....I was just wondering if anyone has taken it or still taking and what kind of side effects did you have and did it work??? Asked by Larita Hoda 3 months ago.

Hi all, I had my gallbladder out 7 plus years ago. when I first had the "issues" after surgery I tried questran in powder form. it was hard to get down due to its grittiness and i never could get it to mix well. because of this I never got enough into my system to do any good.. I was constantly aware of where the closest bathroom was due diarrhea that could strike at any time and would even have to get up in the middle of meals to go,. After being fed up with this and not getting any help with the questran I went out doing more research. I found a drug similar to questan. I am now taking a generic pill called colestipol its very similar to questran. .. but with the colestipol I take one pill an hour before I eat (generally lunch and then a 2nd one if we are going to eat out at a restaurant) . I havent had any issues since unless i forget to take the pill or if i dont allow enough time between taking it and eating. this is a life saver! I highly recommending you speak with your doctors about colestipol. by the way, the problem we have is called "dumping syndrome" and if you have this issue but havent had your gallbladder removed it is called Habba Syndrome. Answered by Vivien Hartwell 3 months ago.

i was just given a script for that today. haven't tried it yet though. i had my gallbladder removed a yr ago then got really bad diarreah. Answered by Shavon Filimaua 3 months ago.


If you use Questran....what can you mix it in? Help new user...?
So far I have found that Questran's "gritty texture"--goes down better mixed in applesauce Asked by Armandina Erbst 3 months ago.

I think I'll nix the scotch & water Idea Donna. Just want more creative ways to mask the unpleasant texture Doctor has allowed me to cut the dose to 1/2 a scoop to decrease constipation side effect (but to drink more water), but also I don't want to get hemerroids from straining the rectal muscles too hard Answered by Yolande Shaker 3 months ago.

I've given Questran to many patients, one asked me to taste it and it was like drinking sand and water. Most of them at home took it with applesauce or crushed pineapple. It can be taken with milk, juice, liquid soup or non carbonated beverages. OK one patient told his wife that it had to be taken with icecream and whipped cream, and she complied. Needless to say she finally clued in that it was a medication to treat his lipid problems, after that he only got it with water, he was the one who let me taste it. One patient took it with scotch and water. LOL good luck with your qustion, take care, Donna Answered by Lavera Turiano 3 months ago.


My mom was just prescribed Questran for her high cholesterol....?
I was wondering if anyone here has taken it and if it was successful. Any help? Asked by Sonia Ress 3 months ago.

It didn't work for me, I'm guessing it was prescribed to avoid prescribing statins and if so it's worth a try and maintaining a low fat low cholesterol diet is imperative with or without Questran if you want to lower chol. Answered by Laci Grishaber 3 months ago.


Have you used questran for liver dumping too much bile?
i had my gall bladder removed about a yr. ago. it was causing pancreatitis and i've had chronic diareah for about six mths. now. Asked by Marna Launiere 3 months ago.

Well I've never used it but cholestyramine is used to bind bile salts so that you excrete them before they get reabsorbed in the colon. Its also a way of lowering cholesterol because as you excrete a source of cholesterol=bile it forces your body to scrape off cholesterol from your blood vessels to replenish it. I guess main side effect could be constipation maybe Why? whats wrong with you. Too much bile would give you diarrhea ( this is infact how the laxative milk of magnesia acts) Answered by Lakisha Choute 3 months ago.

I don't know but my stepson has Alagille Syndrome and takes quest maybe fixing to have bilerial diversion from too much bile - liver/heart disease ( not sure bout spelling right now) Answered by Torri Luber 3 months ago.


Why when using Questran do you have to be careful when using antibiotics?
I'm not on birth control, I had hysterectomy at age 36 (I'm 44) and take Questran to control diarreah, as I have no gallbladder--so stool firms up preventing the "runs" Asked by Erminia Taj 3 months ago.

Antibiotics can reduce birth controls effectiveness and you could get pregnant. Answered by Sandee Guadarrama 3 months ago.

difficult aspect. seek in a search engine. that could actually help! Answered by Shoshana Thanem 3 months ago.


Why isn't questran used for diarrhea in cancer patients?
Asked by Lawerence Labossiere 3 months ago.

It is, we use it frequently along with multiple other agents, like loperamide/lomotil/octreotide. Answered by Wesley Jankauskas 3 months ago.


Which of the followong is a cholesterol-lowering drug that works by inhibiting an enzyme called HMG-CoA?
Cholestyramine resin (Questran) Doxazosin )Cardura) Fenofibrate (Tricor) Fluvastatin (Lescol) Asked by Mohammed Guadian 3 months ago.

The fluvastatin. Answered by Kathrin Andebe 3 months ago.

Fluvastatin. Any drug in the 'statin' family is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, which causes the cell to lack the ability to synthesize cholesterol. To make up for the lack of cholesterol, the cell draws it out of the blood, thereby reducing plasma cholesterol. Answered by Madlyn Theisen 3 months ago.

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Diarrhea since december!!?
I never had my gal bladder removed. Nor I had any health problem as serious as this before. Asked by Kendall Pexton 3 months ago.

I have been experiencing diarrhea for several months now. I was treated for Giardia in May of this year. But my diarrhea still persists. I've went to Gastroenterologist and he doesn't know what's going on either. I've done many test including stool test, blood work, colonoscopy, upper gi with small bowel, lactose intolerence, CT scan, and Small Intestine Bacterial overgrowth as well which came out positive. But I was prescribed Xifaxan for that small intestine bacterial overgrowth. He believes im having this diarrhea because I had giardia for so long in my system and that messed up my digestive system. however i don't believe that's the issue anymore because i had that treated couple of months ago. currently, he has me on Questran on daily basis. it stops my diarrhea on the days i take and gives me constipation. but on the days i don't take questran, i get my diarrhea back slowly. the symptoms im facing are loose stool(not watery), its kind of gooey and sticky looking, gas and sometimes bloating. the stools are yellow in color as if they passed my intestine really quickly. I don't know what's causing the symptoms. I know im not allergic to any kind of food. Don't know whats causing my problems. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Answered by Maisha Abril 3 months ago.

Have they taken a look at your gall bladder and bile duct yet? Yellow stools and the fact Questran is giving you relief makes me think it's too much bile. If you've had your gall bladder out before then all the more reason to think that may be it (once the gall bladder is removed bile drips slowly into the intestines all the time - not just when it's needed for digestion) and this is a rare complication of having your gall bladder out. Hopefully you can figure it out soon. Questran is pretty nasty stuff. Answered by Theron Siminski 3 months ago.


Anyone have Lyme disease and have to deal with derealization?
Okay I really don't remember if the correct term is derealization or depersonalization. I feel like I'm outside of my body and detached from my surroundings- like I'm floating. I feel like that whenever I'm not really busy or really sedate. Asked by Yolande Alcaraz 3 months ago.

Research cholestyramine (Questran) and ask your doctor about it. The derealization can be from Lyme toxins circulating throughout the body. Questran soaks up those toxins. Answered by Kathern Zahn 3 months ago.

I dont have lymes disease but I have dissociative identity disorder which means being dissociated derealised or depersoanlised most all of the time - weird I never get used to it and have had it for 60 years now. One of the best ways of coming back that I know is to tap your face and arms lightly with the tips of your fingers it can feel weird at first but it can help also any grounding techniques looking round your room and describing it to yourself like a policemans report. i.e. I apprehended the subject in the living room above her was a picture about 19 inches by 12 inches with a gold coloured frame of.... Laughing also helps. All three together helps. I think the hardest bit is getting mesmerised and feeling helpless during the going-away process you have to sort of fight back to consciousess. Answered by Emma Whisker 3 months ago.

Yeah i know how it is I've wanted to be inside your body as well woo woo! Answered by Adriene Lendor 3 months ago.


What do you take for Irritable bowel syndrome.?
Wondering what others are taking for the condition Irritable Bowel Syndrom. Perscription or other. Asked by Jacklyn Faulkenburg 3 months ago.

Good question. I've taken Questran. Those little packets of powder. They worked for like one month then the I.B.S with D was back at full force. Immodium, Immodium Super, and Immodium Super Sonic (that's what I called it) by prescription from doctor. It worked for like 3 months then no longer worked. I have tried diet changes. No success. Antidepressants. No success. The specialist I went to tried every drug out there on the market. So now I'm taking nothing. I wish you luck in finding something that works for you. Whether it be I.B.S c or I.B.S d. Answered by Florentino Mozdzierz 3 months ago.

Try drinking MONA VIE. It is a mixture of 100% pure fruit juice with Acai as the primary fruit. It will work wonders for your digestion. If you feel it is too pricey, you can get the acai berry in a smaller bottle from BOLTHOUSE in combination with 1 other fruit or coffee flavoring. drink 2 ounces on an EMPTY stomach as soon as you get up in the morning and before you eat supper. I had a digestion problem and after 3 days it was gone. This is the new "wonder juice" from the Amazon rain forest. Don't scoff-it is extremely effective for digestion. You don't need prescriptions to heal your body-look for herbal remedies-they don't have any harmful side effects or cause long term damage to your body. Answered by Iris Wiand 3 months ago.

Which IBS do you have? with constipation or diarrhea? If you have it with constipation, the over-the-counter product called Miralax works very well. Answered by Margurite Oppenheim 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016640/001 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
016640/003 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
073403/001 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLET/ORAL EQ 1GM RESIN
073403/002 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLET/ORAL EQ 800MG RESIN

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016640/001 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
016640/003 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019669/001 QUESTRAN LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019669/003 QUESTRAN LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
071621/001 CHOLYBAR CHOLESTYRAMINE BAR, CHEWABLE/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per BAR
071739/001 CHOLYBAR CHOLESTYRAMINE BAR, CHEWABLE/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per BAR
073263/001 PREVALITE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
073263/002 PREVALITE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
073403/001 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLET/ORAL EQ 1GM RESIN
073403/002 QUESTRAN CHOLESTYRAMINE TABLET/ORAL EQ 800MG RESIN
074347/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
074347/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
074348/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
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077203/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
077203/002 CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per SCOOPFUL
077204/001 CHOLESTYRAMINE CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER/ORAL EQ 4GM RESIN per PACKET
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