I was just prescribed this after my upper gi endoscopy/with ultrasound showed excess bile in my stomach, I had my gall bladder out in April 2012 and had a great recovery from it and thought my IBS-diarrhea was over ... well, it isn't and it has come back with a nasty attitude! So, my doc prescribed Questran 2 packets a day. I started out with one packet and on day two I was so constipated it took almost 36 hours to get my bowels moving again :( I was not happy ... so what I'm doing now, is taking one packet divided into three doses per day ... or will this not work? Does it have to be taken all at one time in order to be effective?
Firstly, if your constipation is severe or does not go away then you should see your doctor.
It is best not to divide up the sachet but to take as instructed. For the moment you may be best to start with just 1 sachet a day and build up slowly giving time for your body to adjust - you should talk with your doctor to check he/she is ok with this.
Make sure you take each dose with a meal. It is also very important that you drink lots of water while taking Questran to prevent constipation.
Read more at https://www.drugs.com/mtm/questran.html
- Cholestyramine Information for Consumers
- Cholestyramine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cholestyramine (detailed)
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