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Cooking with Questran

A new way to take Questran

One of the most common symptoms in PSC is itch.

Another word for itch is pruritus. The EASL 2009 Cholestatic Guideline 4 recommends that the first line of medication for itch in PSC should be Cholestyramine (Questran).

However, if you ask anyone that's been prescribed it, they'll tell you it’s like drinking wallpaper paste. Many mix it with juice to make it more palatable, but did you know that you can cook with it? At our 2017 Birmingham Information Day, Dr Palak Trivedi told us about a selection of Questran recipes and they look great!

Your doctor will advise you on when to take your cholestyramine, as it can interact with other drugs.

If you try any of the recipes, let us know! We'd love to know if the recipes make the medicine more palatable to you and easier to take.

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