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Displaying 13 questions associated with Cholestyramine.

Does cholestyramine come in a pill form?

How does Cholestyramine actually help chronic diarrhea?

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... read more

Cholestyramine - Is it okay to take a stool softener every day or so to counter the constipation? I?

... had a bout of diverticulitis from pain pill also. After antibiotic and liquid diet I am still having constipation. Thanks

What is the difference between Cholestyramine and Cholestyramine Light?

My new prescription provider only covers Cholestyramine Light but I have been using Cholestyramine powder for many years.

Cholestyramine - Alternative to cholestrymine for diahrea after removal of gall bladder?

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?

Can Cholestyramine cause white or chalky colored stool?

I have I.B.S. and was prescribed Cholestyramine to take when it flares up. I have been having chalky almost white bowl movements. Can it be a side effect from the Cholestyramine?

What is the best time of day to take cholestyramine powder?

Dumping symptoms are mosstly under control, but I have recurrences and dizzy spells with it.

Can I take cholestyramine at dinner instead of at breakfast?

I had my gallbladder removed December 2019. Recently was diagnosed with bile acid diarrhea and was prescribed cholestyramine to take in the morning. It has changed my life!! But I also take Synthroid for hypothyroidism in the morning. My question is, has anyone changed from AM to PM dosage and more... read more

Is the product cholestyramine powder gluten free?

I would like a list of the ingredients in Cholestyramine, orange flavor. I have various bowel problems. Will this product effect my bowels? What is the ingredient Phenylalanine?

Cholestyramine - does the itching in the anus and rectum ever go away with continued treatment?

I get bloating and gas pain and a very itchy anus and rectum from Questran. Will it go away with continued use?

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