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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 ...

Loperamide - How fast does it start working?

Posted 19 Jul 2016 by kdb12345 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?

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

Posted 16 Nov 2015 by rbrady3371 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???

When I took 2 x 2mg Imodium last Tues eve it helped stop the diarrhoea?

Posted 15 Apr 2018 by Jeeneee 0 answers

I had been suffering for about 4/5 days. I started eating normally again 2 days after taking Imodium as I seemed to be well again. Today (Sunday- 5 days after taking 1 dose of Imodium) the diarrhoea is back with a vengeance. Is it a good idea to take another dose of Imodium?

Do I have a loperamide intolerance?

Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Smalm 0 answers

Ever since late January 2018 I had problems with loperamide. My gastroenterologist told me to take it for IBS as he says. I took it and a week before my first gallbladder attack loperamide would plug me up for days, even one pill would plug me up for 3-5 days. Ever since my gallbladder removal on ...

Colesevelam - Why can't you take other medication at the same time?

Posted 6 Jan 2018 by Lesley1977 0 answers

Why can't you take other medication with this drug?

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

Posted 17 Sep 2016 by Joancallaghan 2 answers

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

Tecfidera - Don't know if I can withstand these gi issues! Help!?

Posted 18 Nov 2016 by queen505 1 answer

I was fine on the 120 pill twice a day. Now that it was doubled to 240 pill twice a day, am experiencing chronic diarrhea, vomiting and flushing. I am only 3 weeks into medicine. What to do?

How long can you safely take Imodium?

Posted 6 Feb 2016 by donnahann 2 answers

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 ...

Diarrhea, Chronic - I had my gallbladder removed in December 2010 in Jan of 2011 I had pancreatitis?

Posted 27 Apr 2016 by Sleger 1 answer

... Then my sma artery closed down causing severe perotinitis. At this time to save my life they removed a 3rd of my small intestine and a quarter of the large. Ever since I have been fighting diarrhea and constipation. I take colestipol to add in the diarrhea but now I'm either constipated or ...

Is diarrhea common with Iisinopril and Diovan?

Posted 29 Nov 2015 by WildcatVet 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 ...

Short Bowel Syndrome - Can you tell me what drug (s) work best on chronic watery diarrhea ?

Posted 7 Jan 2016 by lynnsanta 1 answer

What works to correct it ? The normal meds don't touch it, & I don't think my Dr knows what to give me. I've been living with this since this past Nov., so I'm new to Short Bowel syndrome. I've had 8 small bowel resections due to crohn's disease.

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

Posted 17 Aug 2014 by patkat 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 ...

Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes - What is difference between go lytely&movieprep?

Posted 14 Aug 2015 by Ittybitty11 0 answers

Mine is a gallon size amount the movie prep sounds like a smaller amount, why would I be given larger amount?

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