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Old 03-27-2002, 09:29 PM   #1
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Levbid and Cloestid info

Is Levbid similiar to Levsin? Also, is Colestid supposed to bind you up like a Metamucil or Questran or is it different. For my nightmare case, the theory of take a laxative like Metamucil only make me cramp and go to the bathroom more. thanks for your help.

 
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Old 04-01-2002, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: Levbid and Cloestid info

Hello. Just wanted to let you know I've been taking Colestid for almost 2 months now to "bind" me up and so far, so good. It mixes with digestive juices from the liver and causes constipation in most people. However, if you suffer from "D" it's a miracle drug. I also take 2 calcium pills daily and eat the Metamucil wafers twice daily. Calcium is supposed to be constipating; increased fiber will help bulk up your stools. Colestid is the pill form of Questran and I do better taking pills than drinking liquid/powder forms. I have had formed stools every or every other day since starting the Colestid. If you don't have the "D" type of IBS, Colestid could really mess you up. Good luck!

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