Active Ingredient: Colestyramine
Reduction of plasma cholesterol in hypercholesterolaemia, particularly in those patients who have been diagnosed as Fredrickson’s Type II (high plasma cholesterol with normal or slightly elevated triglycerides).
For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:
4 - 36 g
From 2 To 18 g 2 time(s) per day every day
After initial introduction over a three to four week period, 12 to 24 g per day, administered either as a single daily dose or in divided doses up to four times daily, according to dosage requirements and patient acceptability. Dosage may be modified according to response and can be increased to 36 g per day if necessary.
Occasional slight gastrointestinal upsets, e.g. constipation, may occur when starting Questran Light. These usually pass with continued usage of Questran Light and are minimised by starting therapy gradually.
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As a precautionary measure, where concurrent drug therapy exists then such drugs should be administered at least one hour before or 4-6 hours after colestyramine.
Colestyramine should not be taken in its dry form.
Colestyramine should be administered mixed with water or a suitable liquid, such as fruit juice, and stirred to a uniform consistency.
Colestyramine may also be mixed with skimmed milk, thin soups, pulpy fruits with high moisture content, e.g. apple sauce, etc.
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