I had half of my large & small intestine removed,w/an ileostomy,which was reversed & reconnected to colon almost 6 mo.ago.Drs.tried many meds,but this IS beginning to help.They started me w/2 a day,gradually advancing to 3 now,then 4 later. Drs,are quite puzzeled,I'm exhausted.Also,my insides have radiation damage from 30 yrs ago for uterine cancer.Is there any hope for some kind of bowel normalcy?Thank you
17 May 2010
The Cholestyramine is used to form stools in people with chronic diarrhea. It is used to bind bile acids so you can have normal bowel movements. You can use it up to 6 times a day if your doctor says it is necessary according to my PDR book. You should also have your cholesterol and triglycerides checked periodically while on this medicine. Hope this works for you and good luck sorry to hear about your cancer, I had a hysterectomy for ovarian and uterian cancer 10 years ago and I am only 42. I will be thinking of you.
- Cholestyramine Information for Consumers
- Cholestyramine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cholestyramine (detailed)
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