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Overdosage with QUESTRAN (cholestyramine) has been reported in a patient taking 150% of the maximum recommended daily dosage for a period of several weeks. No ill effects were reported. Should an overdosage occur, the chief potential harm would be obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. The location of such potential obstruction, the degree of obstruction, and the presence or absence of normal gut motility would determine treatment.
QUESTRAN (cholestyramine) is contraindicated in patients with complete biliary obstruction where bile is not secreted into the intestine and in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
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