Information About Questran Lite Medicine
Questran Lite (Cholestyramine)
This particular medicine is also termed as a “bile acid-binding resin.” As the name suggests, this particular medicine works by removing bile acid from your body. Apart from this, Questran Lite is also used to treat patients who are suffering from high cholesterol levels. This medicine helps in lowering your cholesterol levels by developing more bile acid in people who suffer from high levels of cholesterol. This acid is made by using cholesterol found in the blood.
Primarily, this particular medicine is to be used with a proper routine diet plan. It works better that way. Also, when your cholesterol is in the normal range or at a lower level if you suffer from high cholesterol, it will also reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Cholestyramine medication is also known to treat itching. You can easily go ahead and order Cholestyramine 4 g from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient found in Questran Lite is Cholestyramine.
Use this medicine as it has been prescribed to you by your doctor.
Usually, this particular medicine is given orally once or twice a day, depending upon the condition of the patient.
Use the spoon provided to scoop the medicine powder. Mix the powder with water, milk or juice and then drink it immediately. Do not swish the medicated liquid around in your mouth as it may damage your teeth.
Rinse the glass with additional liquid to ensure that you take the complete dose.
Take your other medications either 1 hour prior to taking the other medicines or take Cholestyramine after 4 to 6 hours of taking other medicines.
Inform your doctor:
- If you are allergic to Questran Lite’s ingredients or if you have any other allergies
- Of your medical history including constipation, kidney disease, and hemorrhoids
- If you are diabetic
- Of any other medications you are taking
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Cautions not listed may also exist.
Be aware of:
- Unusual bleeding
- Rapid breathing
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of throat, tongue or face
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained bruising
The side effects not listed may also exist. In case these side effects occur, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Product Code: 12114
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.