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How does Cholestyramine actually help chronic diarrhea?

Posted 17 May 2010 by stellamuse 2 answers

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 ...

Cholestyramine - Does anyone take a probiotic with it as well?

Posted 10 Feb 2017 by Conrad85 0 answers

I've had IBS for 20 years now and it goes through as phases. My most recent flair up has last two years and my dr finally told me about Cholestyramine, I had my gallbladder removed April 2016. Statred Cholestyramine 4mg in feb 2017 two weeks now and it work great but I still get the stomach ...

Cholestyramine - I have been on Prevalite Powder for 6 months. I had my gall bladder out 50years ago

Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Annajustmay 0 answers

Have had problems ever since, which have gotten worse as I age. Anyway, I have been complaining about my problems with diarrhea and been told it was IBS, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, and most recently an infection in my gut which is when I was prescribed 20 days of Ciprofloxacin and the ...

What is the easiest way to take Cholestyramine??

Posted 4 Jul 2016 by iluvfrgz 0 answers

I recently started using Cholestyramine. I am very texture sensitive and I am having issues finding a way to actually take the medicine. I am tried cold liquids, hot liquids and room temperature liquids. I have tried water, soda, tea and juice. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have ...

Has anyone else noticed a taste change after using cholestyramine?

Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Nothatold45 0 answers

I've noticed that water has a horrible aftertaste since I've been using cholestyramine. My Dr ordered it for chronic diarrhea. He's still trying to determine the cause. I've had an upper gi with barium swallow and a colonoscopy. Everything has looked normal. He's running ...

Has anyone had slightly elevated liver enzymes (AST AND ALT) since taking cholestyramineramine?

Posted 25 Feb 2016 by Abbyamk 0 answers

Been on cholestyramineramine about six months and now liver zymes up slightly. Hoping just related to cholestyramine

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

Posted 15 Jan 2016 by Ronald Dakin 2 answers

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?

Posted 19 Nov 2015 by Ilovefuzzybears 1 answer

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?

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

Posted 23 Dec 2015 by JennisGuts 1 answer

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

Cholestyramine - can you drink wine at nite before dinner when taking cholestipramine?

Posted 16 Nov 2015 by shy one 0 answers

2 glasses of wine at nite... wil this interfere with questran?

Does Cholestyramine cause swollen ankles?

Posted 16 Oct 2015 by Fighill 0 answers

I have been taking Cholestyramine for almost a year now for IBS. I only take a small of powder mixed with water once daily. I have noticed lately that my ankles have been swollen. Is this one of the side effects?

I am curently taking cholestyramine how long should I have to keep taking it?

Posted 13 Oct 2015 by pootle 18 0 answers

I am taking it for diarrhea. I was told it happens after the removal of my gall blather.

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