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Drug interactions between prednisone and Questran

Results for the following 2 drugs:
prednisone
Questran (cholestyramine)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

cholestyramine ↔ prednisone

Applies to:Questran (cholestyramine) and prednisone

Bile acid binding resins such as cholestyramine, colestipol, and colesevelam may interfere with the absorption of predniSONE and reduce its levels in the bloodstream. This may make the medication less effective in treating your condition. To minimize the possibility of interaction, it is recommended that you separate the dosing times of the bile acid binding resin and other oral medications. If you are taking cholestyramine or colestipol, you should take predniSONE at least 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after the cholestyramine or colestipol dose. If you are taking colesevelam, you should take predniSONE at least 4 hours before the colesevelam dose, or separate the dosing times by as much as possible if a 4 hour interval is not achievable. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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