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Brand name: Questran Lite TM

Active ingredients: colestyramine

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 1 JANUARY 1991 : 1. Reduction of serum cholesterol levels and prevention of coronary heart disease. QUESTRAN LITE is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia (elevated low density lipoproteins). QUESTRAN LITE may be useful to lower elevated cholesterol that occurs in patients with combined hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia, but it is not indicated where hypertriglyceridemia is the abnormality of most concern. 2. Relief of pruritus associated with partial biliary obstruction. Patients with primary biliary cirrhosis may exhibit elevated serum cholesterol as part of their disease. When cholestyramine is used to treat the pruritus of partial biliary obstruction, it may lower serum cholesterol levels, produce no change, or cause rapid escape from a temporary lowering to pre-treatment levels or rebound. 3. Relief of diarrhoea following ileal resection or ileal disease (cholerrhoeic enteropathy).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A cream coloured, fine, dispersible powder.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient colestyramine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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