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Questran Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cholestyramine (Questran)?
- What are the possible side effects of cholestyramine (Questran)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cholestyramine (Questran)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cholestyramine (Questran)?
- How should I take cholestyramine (Questran)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Questran)?
- What happens if I overdose (Questran)?
- What should I avoid while taking cholestyramine (Questran)?
- What other drugs will affect cholestyramine (Questran)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Questran)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Questran)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include severe stomach pain or constipation.
What should I avoid while taking cholestyramine (Questran)?
Avoid taking other medications at the same time you take cholestyramine. Wait at least 4 to 6 hours after taking cholestyramine before you take any other medications.
What other drugs will affect cholestyramine (Questran)?
Cholestyramine can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications, such as:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- propranolol (Inderal);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- thyroid hormones such as levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid);
- birth control pills or hormone replacement;
- seizure medicines such as phenytoin (Dilantin) and phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
- an antibiotic such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, others), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), penicillin (BeePen-VK, Pen-Vee K, Veetids, others), tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with cholestyramine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about cholestyramine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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