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Review: taking Lovastatin and Questran together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lovastatin and Questran together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lovastatin and Questran. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 46 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.





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What are the drugs

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 12,122 Lovastatin users)

Questran has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from 1,959 Questran users)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 46 people who take Lovastatin, Questran are studied

Lovastatin, Questran outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lovastatin (lovastatin)
- Questran (cholestyramine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lovastatin is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Questran is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failuren/an/aDepressionn/an/aMuscle InjuryInjury
InjuryShort-term Memory LossAdverse EventRenal Failure Acute
PainConstipationImmune System DisorderRenal Failure
Renal Failure AcuteLack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessMuscular WeaknessDrug Ineffective
Rotator Cuff SyndromePain
Urinary Tract InfectionArthralgia
TachycardiaDiarrhoea Nos
Hot FlushDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lovastatin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Questran is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Diarrhoea NosDrug Ineffective
DyspnoeaRenal Failure Acute
MyalgiaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
AnxietyRenal Failure
Renal Failure AcuteShock
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedAlcoholic Pancreatitis
InjuryRenal Injury
Cerebral OedemaPancreatitis Acute

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lovastatin is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
Questran is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/an/an/aShockPancreatitis AcuteNasopharyngitisInjury
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusAlcoholic PancreatitisDysarthriaRenal Failure
Pancreatitis AcuteVomitingFeeling AbnormalPain
DeathRestlessnessUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionRenal Failure Acute
Back InjuryShockSinus HeadacheDrug Ineffective
Alcoholic PancreatitisType 2 Diabetes MellitusOropharyngeal PainMyalgia
Cardiac Failure CongestiveCoughArthralgia
Renal Failure AcuteInfluenzaGastritis Nos
Intracardiac ThrombusMalignant Melanoma Stage Iv
Rash PruriticDiarrhoea Nos

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • What stage is my melanoma?
    I was originally diagnosed in 2010 with nodular melanoma, Clarke level IV, and summer 2013 a subcutaneous tumour was removed from near the site of the original melanoma. CT showed no evidence of disease to organs. Medical oncologist said I was cancer free, skin oncologist told me that 50/100 people with my pathology report may survive 5 years. Then was told that a thickening in the lining of the ileum appeared to be auto immune disorder. Further testing confirmed a diagnosis of Crohn's disease. I would like to get out of country medical travel insurance. What do I answer about my diagnosis on Questionnaire? Has anyone had luck with Cholestrymine for Crohn's and avoided steroids?

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    I have had bells since Dec 2012 to current sept 2013. I have been taking lovastatin

    For over 8 yrs. I believe the lovastatin has something to do with my bells. I also have had traces of blood in my urine samples. Now I am getting hip pain and trembling all over my body. Past three months, I have severe middle and side back pain. I have gone to a chiropractor with no relief for 3 months. I've had back x rays and MRI and everything was negative. The DR look at you and can't figure out what is wrong. They just want to give you pain drugs which I don't want. Finally spoke to my pharmacist and she said it sounds like my statins were giving me all these issues which included the bells. I have stopped taking the lovastatin for about a wk now and my shivering and trembling have stopped. I am getting a Massage each week to help the back pain and it is slowing helping.

    I believe all my problems have been the lovastatin drug. I previously was taking Lipitor and had severe knee and hip pain. Stopped for two weeks and all disappeared

    I am done with these statins. The pharmacist said you can get bells from lovastatin.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lovastatin (lovastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Questran (cholestyramine) is often used to treat diarrhea. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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