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How does Cholestyramine actually help chronic diarrhea?

Posted 17 May 2010 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 ...

Can I safely take 600 mg of ranitidine per day? My stomach has been upset from nasal drainage?

Posted 16 Nov 2015 1 answer

It gave me diarreah every day. Then I took Imodium to stop the diarreah. Then I was constipated. It was a vicious circle. I just remembered taking extra Ranitidine to calm my stomach when I was on a course of steroids. It worked!! I am back to a normal stomach again!! Am I OK doing this long term???

Loperamide - How fast does it start working?

Posted 19 Jul 2016 1 answer

my doctor very recently put me on 2mg tablets 45 mins before each meal. I have very bad diharreah everytime I eat. Do these tablets take a few times taking them to start working? Or should I be noticing a difference as soon as a week taking them?

Does it sound like I have IBS or dumping syndrome?

Posted 17 May 2011 4 answers

I had a Nissen Fundoplication last year for severe acid reflux. I have had chronic diarrhea since the surgery. My Gastroenterologist told me that it sounds like dumping syndrome. I would have diarrhea just within 15-20 minutes or so after eating a normal sized meal. He prescribed Bentyl and I have ...

Is it o.k. To take Imodium for long periods of time?

Posted 17 Sep 2016 2 answers

I have costant diheria,the only thing that helps is taking Imodium daily,is this safe to do this?

Birth Control Pill Effectiveness//Diarrhea?

Posted 14 Aug 2018 2 answers

In July, I was recently diagnosed with IIH and have been prescribed Diamox to lower the amount of spinal fluid I produce. I recently have developed chronic diarrhea (it’s pretty bad, 3-6 times a day) as a side effect to the new medicine. The diarrhea started on August 1st. I had sex about 1 ...

Cholestyramine - Collagenous colitis?

Posted 10 Jan 2015 3 answers

I have biopsy confirmed collagenous colitis. I am always losing weight and am up to 15-20 Imodium per day plus I know where every bathroom in every block of my community. Is anyone using cholestyramine for this? I am desperately trying to avoid the next step which is oral steroids with nasty and ...

How long can you safely take Imodium?

Posted 6 Feb 2016 2 answers

Diarrhea, Chronic - I just had started with a weight loss medication called Qsymia low dose starters

Posted 23 Oct 2013 3 answers

... kit. It was only my 2nd day of taking it when suddenly I developed stomach discomfort. I stopped taking Qsymia but for 3 days I've been haing stomach ache and diarrhea that I can't even go to work or go out without being afraid of losing control. Is. This cause by only taking Qsymia ...

Can one depend too much on Imodium - in other words is it hurting anything if it helps me?

Posted 17 Aug 2014 1 answer

I am having diarrhea every day and deal with it until I can't anymore, so I will take Imodium about once every 5 days. And it works immediately. By doing this regularly is there any harm to using the drug that "often"? I'm in the process of having tests done to determine why the ...

Can welchol cause diareha?

Posted 2 Feb 2011 3 answers

Diarrhea, Chronic - How do I help constant diarrhea while getting off Cymbalta?

Posted 20 Jul 2011 1 answer

Going thru withdrawal from anti-depressant, Cymbalta. Constant nausea and diarrhea. Any suggestions?

Loperamide - I had colon cancer surgery in 1995. They took out my large intestine and made a j pouch

Posted 31 Dec 2013 3 answers

Loperamide - I had colon cancer surgery in 1995. They took out my large intestine and made a j pouch with my small intestine. I’ve been using these ever since because it is the only brand that works for me. I recently started thinking about how much $ I’ve spent all these just by ...

My mother has severe diarrhea & malabsorption since taking Afinitor. How can this be best treated?

Posted 14 Feb 2014 2 answers

My mother is 73 years old with well controlled DM & HT. Metastatic CA breast disease progression has markedly slowed down with Afinitor since 9 monthes. However, this diarrhea is disabeling & caused 15 Kg weight loss. We have tried Smecta (Diosmectite) , kapect (Kaolin-Pectin) ...

Is diarrhea common with Iisinopril and Diovan?

Posted 29 Nov 2015 1 answer

I had started on lisinopril about 3 months ago for mild hypertension and it worked very well except for the chronic... and severe... diarrhea that even stopped responding to loperamide. About 2 weeks ago my doctor switched me to Diovan and after 2 days the diarrhea returned. I've had a full ...

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