One of the most common symptoms in PSC is itch. Another word for itch is pruritus. The EASL 2009 Cholestatic Guideline recommends that the first line of medication or itch in PSC should be Cholestyramine (Questran). However, if you ask anyone that's been prescribed it, they'll tell you its 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 patient meeting, Dr Palak Trivedi told us about a selection of Questran recipes and they look great!
A new way to take Questran
If you try any of the recipies, send us a picture! We'd love to know if the recipies make the medicine more palatable to you and easier to take.