I have been taking cholestrymine for several years after removal of my gall bladder along with metamucil. Is there an alternative such as a pill?
Cholestyramine - Alternative to cholestrymine for diahrea after removal of gall bladder?
Question posted by Ronald Dakin on 15 Jan 2016
Last updated on 19 January 2022 by gallbladderout
YES, OAT BRAN Tablets!! I have had diarrhea issues daily for ten years after having my gall bladder removed. Cholestyramine helped some but did not stop the problem. I added Nutrim Oat Bran with the Cholestyramine taken in the morning which helped for about half of a day. Nutrim directions call for two doses each day AM and PM. I was not taking the PM dose. About a month ago I starting taking an Oat Bran tablet 1000mg at bedtime. PROBLEM SOLVED. The diarrhea has stopped!! I can move about freely without the fear of having another episode. My next step is to stop the Cholestyramine and see if the Oat Bran can stop the diarrhea by itself.
Yes... I take colestipol 1GM per day... have for years now.
15 years of diarrhea --- I am now taking Par brand cholestyramine -works for me -I can do my daily life with out problems. I am not taking antidiarrheal pills but occ. I tried another brand of cholestyramine but burned my throat (yes, I tried different juices). I am very happy with results. My cholesterol was not a issue -HDL -LDL all ok. ladypatricia
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