No it doesn't. Questran did have a pill form but it has been discontinued.
Yes, it does come in pill form. I got sick from taking the powder form and a Gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester just have me a prescription for it. On the prescription it says colesevelam (generic) doesn't say a name brand.
I take Colestipol which does come in pill form, and it is a bit less expensive.
It does not come in pill form. I use orange Gatorade. It is palatable with the orange flavor. No matter what liquid you put it in, it will always be clumpy.
This powder tastes like Alka Seltzer or has an effervescent taste to it that I simply can't tolerate. I have tried mixing in different drinks, but it ruins my coffee, tea, soda and such to where I simply can't stand the stuff. I may try out the ideas listed here to give it more of a chance, but I currently have strep throat and a recent bowel surgery, so many things taste badly to me at present. This stuff rates right up there with the prep stuff they provide for colonoscopy or bowel preps as to its nastiness. I am supposed to take one pack a day of the oral suspension light, 4 gm packet. I simply can't see myself doing this daily with the taste so very bad as it is. Any more ideas to share in how to disguise the taste of this medication? I think caster oil was easier to get down than this product, myself. :-(
If using for Ibs my thought is the texture is what may help.
I can’t do orange juice due to the acid, but I had Ibs so bad I was I was ready to try anything. So this did help... tremendously!!! However mixed with apple sauce made me feel like it was clumped in my throat so I mixed with tang!! Perfect and it doesn’t taste too bad. Put tang in glass first then add the mix top with a small amount of tap water stir about a minute. Then add refrigerated cold water - about 5 oz and swirl or remix as you drink it slow. It has and odd texture but I found adding about 1 oz more water helps it!! Hope this helps!!! People suffering from Ibs this worked for me and I was desperate to find something with low side effects and it’s been two thumbs up for almost a month now!!!
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