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Generic Equivalent of Questran Powder Light

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Cholestyramine Powder for Suspension (S/F)4 gm/30 each


How and Where to Buy Questran Powder Light Online?


Questran Powder Light can be purchased online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. Our online pharmacy provides an easy way to buy over the counter or prescription medications at a more affordable price, provided you have a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Questran Powder Light?


The generic equivalent of Questran Powder Light also called Odan Cholestyramine comes from Canada manufactured by Odan. It contains the active ingredients as Cholestyramine. The brand Questran Powder Light is not available at this time.

What Dosages and Forms is Questran Powder Light available in?


Questran Light is supplied as 30 sachets per pack. Each sachet contains 4gm of the active substance cholestyramine.

What is Questran Powder Light used for?


Questran Powder Light Cholestyramine belongs to a group of medicines called bile acid binding resins. Questran Light is used to lower your body’s level of cholesterol (a type of fat) which can cause heart disease. This medicine works in the digestive system and absorbs the cholesterol-containing bile acids, which then pass out through the body in the feces. Questran Light may also be used to help stop some types of diarrhea or itching. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. The recommended dose is 3–6 sachets a day. This can be taken as a single dose or divided doses up to 4 times a day. To relieve itching, recommended dose is one or two sachets each day and to manage diarrhea, the recommended dose is 3-6 sachets a day. For children between 6-12 years of age, the dose will depend on child’s weight, which will be decided by doctor. This medicine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 6. Do not take this medicine in its dry form as it may cause you to choke. Questran Light can be mixed with water, fruit juice, skimmed milk, thin soups or fruit smoothies or sauces (e.g. apple sauce).

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Questran Powder Light?


Some of the common side effects of Questran Powder Light may include diarrhea, bloating, nausea, vomiting, weight loss or weight gain, loss of appetite, indigestion, heartburn, rash, and irritation of skin. Some of the serious but rare side effects of Questran Powder Light include problem with body’s ability to absorb food correctly causing bulky or smelly stools, increased tendency to bleed, increased levels of chloride in blood, thin or brittle bones. These are not all the possible side effects of Questran Powder Light. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.

Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Questran Powder Light?


Keep your alcohol intake within the recommended guidelines as advised by your doctor, as alcohol can increase your cholesterol level.

You should not take Questran Powder Light if you:

• Allergic to cholestyramine or to any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the medication
• Have phenylketonuria as Questran Light contains aspartame which is a source of phenylalanine
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Drug interactions


Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines. Take other medicines at least 1 hour before you take your dose of Questran Light or 4–6 hours after you have taken your dose of Questran Light. This is because Questran Light may change the effects of other medicines by stopping them from working so well and can stay in the digestive system and can stop other medicines from being absorbed by the body.

Questran Powder Light Storage and Safety Information


Do not store Questran Powder Light above 30°C. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

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