Review: could Questran light cause Weight loss - unintentional (Weight Decreased)?
Summary: Weight loss - unintentional is found among people who take Questran light, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Allegra, and have Fungal infection.
We study 141 people who have side effects while taking Questran light from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Weight loss - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss - unintentional and more.
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Questran light has active ingredients of cholestyramine. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from 147 Questran light users)
Weight loss - unintentional
Weight loss - unintentional has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, pain. (latest reports from 91,555 Weight loss - unintentional patients)
On Jan, 10, 2015: 141 people reported to have side effects when taking Questran light. Among them, 9 people (6.38%) have Weight Loss - Unintentional.
Time on Questran light when people have Weight loss - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Questran light * :
|Weight loss - unintentional||70.00%||30.00% |
Age of people who have Weight loss - unintentional when taking Questran light * :
|Weight loss - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||14.29%||28.57%||57.14% |
Severity of Weight loss - unintentional when taking Questran light ** :
How people recovered from Weight loss - unintentional ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Fungal infection (3 people, 33.33%)
- Multiple allergies (3 people, 33.33%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 33.33%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (3 people, 33.33%)
- Nausea (3 people, 33.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Allegra (6 people, 66.67%)
- Synthroid (6 people, 66.67%)
- Lisinopril (6 people, 66.67%)
- Flovent (6 people, 66.67%)
- Vitamin e (6 people, 66.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have struggles with this since march,2013. I had my g.b. removed apr 30, 2013. A scope in June show my pyloric valve wide open allowing bile to reflux giving me much uncomfortable to say the least. The dr would like me to take questran twice daily for 1 month to give the valve a chance to heal. My question is: can I take gavisconinbetween the doses of questran for comfort?
- How did you get your diagnosis (1 answer)
Symptoms started with body spasms and fatigue, neck and shoulder pain, knee pain and stiffness then banging in ears within 3 weeks of taking 6 levaquin tablets given for a virus. Have been unable to work since because of the fatigue. Massive weight loss without dieting. Had a SED test last month and the rate was at 80. Depression is setting in due to unknowing what is going on with my body and what doctor's I should see for help.
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It has been two months since that fall and still have one area of pain in the front left ribs and a swollen spleen. The doctor gave me no additional meds and just said to give my body more time to heal. So once again was changed to 2 pills daily instead of 3. The hypotension and fainting got better. But I am now left with very weak legs and fall easily and frequently. Guess I lost a lot of muscle mass with the weight loss. However after a lifetime of depression, Nardil works wonderfully for that which had been long-standing and severe for so many years. People noticed the change in me shortly after starting the Nardil. But I am stubborn about going off it despite all the side effects because it works so much better than any of the many others I had been put on over the years.
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