Questran

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Cholestyramine or colestyramine (Questran, Questran Light, Cholybar) is a bile acid sequestrant, which binds bile in...
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June S.
Just started taking Olestyr and finding it hard to fit in the "take other medication one hour before Olestyr, and four to six hours after taking Olestyr." So, for maximum benefit, is it best to wait four hours or six hours - why the two hour difference? Also, my Pharmacist said not to take Olestyr for at least four hour after my morning Thyroid medication as it can cut the effect of Synthroid by 50 per cent. Thanks and looking forward to answers.
May 25, 2015
Back again. I had to stop taking the powdered Olestyr because of heartburn and very sort mouth, tongue etc. As one has to brush teeth really well after taking it, this was impossible with a sore mouth. I took it for five weeks, at 2 pkges a day for last 3 weeks, but had to stop. I don't think pills are available in Canada? I have trouble with this site as when I click on a comment I get pages of various comments and find it hard to find the one that is posted here... so perhaps a different site where I can get instant replies? Thanks

Does anyone here use Questran for Bile Salt Diarrhea,...
" ...Does anyone here use Questran for Bile Salt Diarrhea, if so is there a non-prescription substitute? I am ...IBS aggravating my Colitis mak... "

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caused my diarrhea! I take questran but i still get lots...
" ...my diarrhea! I take questran but i still get lots and urgency . I had loads pain with my gallbladde... "

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have any problems with it and it seemed to help. Questran...
" ...taken Questran for severe diarrhea. She didn't have any problems with it and it seemed to help. Questran does... "

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www.ibsgroup.org
a handle on it now with questran but pickles used to send...
" ...husband has IBS with diarrhea only. ...a handle on it now with questran but pickles used to ... "

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every morning and my life has changed for the better...
" ...diarrhea for six years, I now take Questran every morning and my life has changed for the better. I... "

hubby was on Questran for his Crohn's and it was a med for...
" My hubby was on Questran for his Crohn's and it was a med for lowering cholesterol. I know some of... "

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every morning and my life has changed for the better...
" ...diarrhea for six years, I now take Questran every morning and my life has changed for the better. I... "

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www.ibsgroup.org
just recently prescribed Questran. I'm curious, how much...
" ...prescribed Questran. I'm curious, how much (and how often) are you guys taking to control diahrrea?... "

I am afraid to take Questran to relieve diarrhea as my...
" ...surgery One of the post op gallbladder issues is that my lipids dropped to 112. I am afraid to take Questran to relieve... "

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June S.
Just started taking Olestyr and finding it hard to fit in the "take other medication one hour before Olestyr, and four to six hours after taking Olestyr." So, for maximum benefit, is it best to wait four hours or six hours - why the two hour difference? Also, my Pharmacist said not to take Olestyr for at least four hour after my morning Thyroid medication as it can cut the effect of Synthroid by 50 per cent. Thanks and looking forward to answers.
May 25, 2015
Back again. I had to stop taking the powdered Olestyr because of heartburn and very sort mouth, tongue etc. As one has to brush teeth really well after taking it, this was impossible with a sore mouth. I took it for five weeks, at 2 pkges a day for last 3 weeks, but had to stop. I don't think pills are available in Canada? I have trouble with this site as when I click on a comment I get pages of various comments and find it hard to find the one that is posted here... so perhaps a different site where I can get instant replies? Thanks

Does anyone here use Questran for Bile Salt Diarrhea,...
" ...Does anyone here use Questran for Bile Salt Diarrhea, if so is there a non-prescription substitute? I am ...IBS aggravating my Colitis mak... "

Post from
www.ibsgroup.org
caused my diarrhea! I take questran but i still get lots...
" ...my diarrhea! I take questran but i still get lots and urgency . I had loads pain with my gallbladde... "

Post from
www.prohealth.com
have any problems with it and it seemed to help. Questran...
" ...taken Questran for severe diarrhea. She didn't have any problems with it and it seemed to help. Questran does... "

Post from
www.ibsgroup.org
a handle on it now with questran but pickles used to send...
" ...husband has IBS with diarrhea only. ...a handle on it now with questran but pickles used to ... "

Post from
www.webmd.com
every morning and my life has changed for the better...
" ...diarrhea for six years, I now take Questran every morning and my life has changed for the better. I... "

hubby was on Questran for his Crohn's and it was a med for...
" My hubby was on Questran for his Crohn's and it was a med for lowering cholesterol. I know some of... "

Post from
www.rxlist.com
every morning and my life has changed for the better...
" ...diarrhea for six years, I now take Questran every morning and my life has changed for the better. I... "

Post from
www.ibsgroup.org
just recently prescribed Questran. I'm curious, how much...
" ...prescribed Questran. I'm curious, how much (and how often) are you guys taking to control diahrrea?... "

I am afraid to take Questran to relieve diarrhea as my...
" ...surgery One of the post op gallbladder issues is that my lipids dropped to 112. I am afraid to take Questran to relieve... "

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