My firend who takes Questran cannot stand the sweetness of this product. Is
there an alternative? An unflavored version?
5 Sep 2010
There are only two options.-
Questran Light (cholestyramine) is a drug which absorbs bile acids in the intestines. There are two forms of Questran: the standard Questran, which contains cholestyramine and sucrose, and Questran Light, the low-calorie form which contains cholestyramine and aspartame (aspartame is an artificial sweetener). It's worth noting that artificial sweeteners can cause gastrointestinal symptoms in some people, including diarrhea, and some IBS sufferers may be sensitive to the aspartame in Questran Light.
Powder for suspension with aspartame (strawberry flavor [LoCHOLEST], unflavored [Prevalite, Questran Light]): 4 g cholestyramine/packet or scoop
Powder for suspension (strawberry flavor [LoCHOLEST], unflavored [Questran, generic]): 4 g cholestyramine/packet or scoop
- Questran Information for Consumers
- Questran Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Questran (detailed)
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