Cholestyramine (Questran®, Questran Light®) is a bile acid sequestrant, which binds bile in the gastrointestinal tract to prevent its reabsorption. It is primarily used to treat hypercholesterolemia, but can also used to treat the pruritus, or itching, that often occurs during liver failure due to the liver's inability to eliminate bile.


... CHOLESTYRAMINE (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran® Light) absorbs and combines with bile acids, which increases removal of cholesterol from the body through the stool. It lowers blood fats and cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. It is not a cure. Cholestyramine also helps to relieve itching in patients with liver disease. Generic cholestyramine powder for oral suspension is available. ...
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What You Need To Know About Cholestyramine
... Common brand name: Questran Type of medicine: This drug is part of group of medicines called bile acid binders or resins. Why is this drug prescribed? Cholestyramine is prescribed, along with dietary ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic