What are the possible side effects of cholestyramine (Cholestyramine Light, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- blood in your urine;
- severe stomach pain;
- ongoing constipation;
- feeling short of breath;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
- easy bruising or bleeding.
Less serious side effects may include:
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What are the precautions when taking cholestyramine (Questran)?
Before taking cholestyramine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: constipation, hemorrhoids, kidney disease.
Some products may contain sugar or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Because this drug can interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients (such as folic acid, fat-soluble...
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