Has Questran been discontinued?

The brand name Questran is discontinued in the U.S. Generic forms may still be available.

What tier is Questran?

What drug tier is cholestyramine light typically on? Medicare prescription drug plans typically list cholestyramine light on Tier 2 of their formulary. Generally, the higher the tier, the more you have to pay for the medication.

What drug class is Questran?

Cholestyramine belongs to a class of drugs called bile acid sequestrants.

Is there an alternative to questran light?

Therefore, in the interim if you local pharmacies are unable to obtain a supply of questran & colesevelam for you, colestipol granules (Brand name Cholestid) is the only alternative bile acid sequestrant available.

Is there a generic for Questran?


Is Questran covered by insurance?

The cost for Questran oral powder for reconstitution (4 g/9 g) is around $172 for a supply of 378 grams, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Is cholestyramine in pill form?

Is there a pill form of cholestyramine (Prevalite)? Cholestyramine (Prevalite) is currently only available as a powder form. There are other bile acid type medications, such as colestipol (Colestid) and colesevelam (Welchol), that are available in a pill form.

Does cholestyramine cause hair loss?

The nutrients depleted by cholestyramine include zinc, magnesium, calcium, folic acid and vitamin B12. These nutrients nourish the hair and nails. A deficiency in them can cause problems with your hair, such as premature graying, dryness and hair loss.

Is bile acid malabsorption lifelong?

However, BAM is a chronic condition and it is therefore important to establish the diagnosis, as it requires lifelong treatment. A relatively simple and highly sensitive method of testing for BAM is the 75selenium homocholic acid taurine (75SeHCAT) test.

How does Questran work to lower cholesterol levels?

Questran helps reduce cholesterol (fatty acids) in the blood. High cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). Questran is used to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (“bad” cholesterol).

Is the discontinuation of Questran a health hazard?

The discontinuance of Questran could pose a hazard to health if a potentially toxic drug such as digitalis has been titrated to a maintenance level while the patient was taking Questran.

How to report side effects of Questran 4 gram powder?

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. Before taking cholestyramine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.

Is there a generic version of Questran in the US?

Written by Cerner Multum. The Questran brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available. What is Questran?