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  1. Coccyx Pain
    ... mg of Niaspan, Tricor 200mg, and (6) 1g tablets of colestid each day. With diet and medication, my total cholestrol...

General Health board

  1. 24 and getting my tonsils out
    ... pills that my GI doctor prescribed for me, called Colestid . They're also used for Cholesterol sometimes. If anyone ... thing is that a while ago he mentioned to me that Colestid is actually the pill form of a powdery medication...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. Cholesterol Meds Causing Pain?
    ... classes. Alternatives include Niaspan, Questran or Colestid , and Lopid and Tricor. Many professionals believe...

Incontinence board

  1. Fecal Incontinence Meds
    ... would use powdered calcium with meals, or questran or colestid . Or if I suffered from constipation, I'd try prune...

  2. Fecal Incontinence Meds
    ... My life is finally better now due to a drug called Colestid . Has your doctor mentioned this one? It's actually ... - literally). In the last 10 months of being on Colestid , I have had fecal incontinence only 4 times, and all ... never under better control until I found out about Colestid . Even those with their gall bladders intact, can ... uncontrolled diarrhea. Unfortunately, prior to the Colestid , I like you, would have no warning sometimes that ... you, too? If so, you may be a good candidate for Colestid , because it binds to the digestive bile your liver ... won't be able to hold it back. However, since the Colestid helps me have formed stools, I can usually hold it ... seems to come about during or shortly after meals, Colestid might be the drug to try. Also, try increasing your...
    ... Katie's suggestions first. Ask your doc about the Colestid and give it a try before considering narcotics. These...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. I feel like I'm losing my mind!
    ... had my gallbladder removed a year ago so I'm taking Colestid to help me digest my food, I'm taking the Zyrtec and...

Neuropathy board

  1. The Insidious progression of Peripheral Neuropathy
    ... medications, I'm on neurontin, ultram, effexor, rozerem, colestid , and xanax as needed (I've suffered from anxiety and...

Obesity board

  1. Gastric bypass and gas
    ... bad gas problem. My doctor suggested taking 2 each colestid 1 gram tablets before each meal. I also take a digestive...

Acid Reflux / GERD board

  1. GERD - Throat Closing while eating?
    ... started liver overproduction of bile so now he takes Colestid . He's also on alot of other pain meds for severe back...

  2. Antibiotics, belching, shortness of breath, bloat, what fun! Can we commiserate?
    ... of the bowel and Carafate to coat the stomach and Colestid when my diarrhea gets bad. I also have fibromyalgia...

Bowel Disorders board

  1. Harry....please Help Me
    ... the bile salts -- Questran(powder) or in a pill form Colestid . This medication is normally used in people to reduce...

  2. Questran
    ... ingredient for Questran also comes in a pill/tablet form-- Colestid . It is commonly given to people that have had their...

  3. Resection Bowel Question
    ... about 2 months, but this was taken down). I was on colestid at first (to help with the diarrhea) and then I was...

  4. ~TMI, but need advice!~
    ... sorry to be so graphic! Now, my D is controlled by Colestid . You'll see my posts related to my success with Colestid...

  5. KatieG if you could please.....
    ... a medication that absorbs the bile --- Katie takes Colestid a tablet of Questran form that is really used to reduce...
    ... stuff I had about it, he was willing to prescribe Colestid on a trial basis. If it didn't work within a month ... have accidents when I was only a few steps away. Colestid saved my life and work. Not all doctors are familiar...

  6. Help with questran dosing
    ... Hi Lynne. I take Colestid (the pill form of Questran) for bile salt diarrhea ... med first thing, than 45-60 minutes later, I take 2 Colestid . At lunch time, I take my multivitamin, green tea ... I've had real good luck with just the a.m. dose of Colestid and sticking with just 2 pills a day - which is a...

  7. Diarrhea without warning!!!!!!
    ... archived somewhere. But not to keep you in suspense, Colestid has been my god send. I have been on it now for 1 ... you do a web search. Not all doctors believe in Colestid (pill) or Questran (powder). My surgeon didn't want ... to prescribe it, but when I took articles about Colestid and bile salt diarrhea to my family doc, he was willing...

  8. constan diarrhea
    ... diarrhea, taking a bile acid sequestrant like Questran or Colestid (both are prescription drugs) may help. Colestid...
    ... about bile salt diarrhea and the use of Questran or Colestid to control it. These drugs are usually given for ... chronic diarrhea. My doctor was willing to try me on Colestid for one month, and if my diarrhea did not stop, I ... inflamatory bowel disease or Crohn's. I started on 2 Colestid every a.m. and the dosage could be adjusted if needed ... not missed work due to diarrhea since starting the Colestid over a year ago. I will never give it up. Basically ... laxative thereby causing significant diarrhea. The Colestid is like a sponge - it is not absorbed into the bloodstream ... but now the bile is in a controlled amount since the Colestid has soaked up the excess. Most people do not need ... recommended for cholesterol control. One side effect of Colestid is constipation, but for those of us with bile salt ... have received help for bile salt diarrhea by taking Colestid or Questran, almost all would report relief. It ... fiber and calcium supplements too, but it was the Colestid that got my life back. Keep me posted, Katie G...
    ... mouth and drowsiness; the diarrhea still occurred. Colestid has been the only thing that's given me my life back ... illness, read about chronic diarrhea and the use of Colestid or Questran to control it. You may want to talk to...

  9. pain and problems with eating/drinking
    ... diarrhea, which is usually helped with Questran or Colestid . But since you say you also have C, I will not recommend ... Colestid or Questran since one of the side effects is constipation...

  10. Diarrhea After Eating, Please Help
    ... it is due to your gall bladder, taking Questran or Colestid (both prescription) may help. Colestid was my godsend...
    ... until I found this message board and found out about Colestid . It has saved my life and clothes - I kid you not ... of my GB removal), he was very supportive of trying Colestid . It might help if you print up articles related to...
    ... after 5 years of suffering that I found out about Colestid on this site and from other posters. But the meal ... just like me until I got things under control with Colestid . Please be sure to go to your doctor and have other...
    ... But I know what you mean about nothing working - Colestid was my life saver. I even had daily diarrhea with...

  11. bowell disorders
    ... especially related to eating). I found out about Colestid (prescription drug) on this message board which helps ... see if you can find some advice. Since starting the Colestid almost a year ago, I've only had a few bouts of uncontrolle...
    ... your advice. I will ask my dr about that medication Colestid . since I only have a half of a colon I dont know...
    ... increasing the metamucil is good as well as using colestid . Another thing that could be used once the doc rules...
    ... Is the colestid a prescription or over the counter and can you take ... it doesnt help either. Please let me know about the colestid . thanks ...
    ... Colestid is a prescription powder so you would have to see...

  12. Body confused? Feel better one day, icky the next...
    ... of suffering chronic severe "D" I found out about Colestid . I won't go into the long story here, but my IBS...

  13. Can anyone help with this?
    ... inflammation. It maybe helpful for you to take some Colestid and this mops up excess bile and can help the problems...

  14. MORNING DIARRHEA
    ... calcium supplements twice daily, and have also started Colestid (prescription drug) which helps bind up stools and ... of those 3 things has been a life saver for me. Colestid doesn't work for everyone, so try the Metamucil and ... if still no relief, do some research on the use of Colestid for diarrhea or bile salt diarrhea and see if the...

  15. Help!!!
    ... Elavil for years due to fibromyalgia, and now take Colestid every a.m. to control my diarrhea. This, for me,...

  16. uncontrolable bowels
    ... After years of this problem, I finally found out about Colestid (prescription drug) which helps bind bile and form...

Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis board

  1. Crohn's and a Sphincteroplasty?
    ... very occasional leakage of gas. I take imodium and colestid to control diarrhea and that works great. Other than...

Digestive Disorders board

  1. BILE in my stomach and BILE reflux! HELP Needed. please!!
    ... successfully controlled it by taking cholestyramine, colestid , and welchol... but in the past 13 months I have had ... stomach, but I am trying to decide what to do about the Colestid /Cholestyramine I've been taking.... the doctor tell ... I have actually taken LESS doses of Chloestyramine/ Colestid /Welchol because I do not need that much of any of...

  2. Unrelenting Sour/Bitter/Metallic taste in mouth
    ... brands of meds for the bile diarrhea -- I've tried also Colestid , but the sourness remains. I have not tried Welchol ... is a side effect due to the Cholestyramine and/or Colestid . I am facing a serious dilemma though, because I NEED...
    ... Cholestyramine ever since I changed. This has lead me to Colestid , all over the place, back and forth... I have had...

  3. I've nearly lost all faith.. if anyone can help, thanks
    ... s why I have the sour taste/coated tongue. The colestid and cholestyramine I am taking is supposed to soak ... minded taking bile sequestrants like cholestyramine and colestid is because they're NOT ABSORBED... they act like a...

  4. CARAFATE / SUCRALFATE - Anyone else taking it for bile diarrhea?
    ... uncomfortable side effects from Cholestyramine and Colestid . He tried putting me on CARAFATE (generic name is ... diarrhea and possibly I won't have side effects from it ( Colestid and Cholestyramine both helped stop the D, but left...

  5. Annoying side effects with Colestid
    ... Do you know about the cost for cholestyramine or Colestid ? Thanks, Jimmy...
    ... Do you know about the cost for cholestyramine or Colestid ? Thanks, Jimmy Jimmy, I have insurance and ... my co-pay for Cholestyramine and Colestid has always been only $15 for a one-month supply. What ... packs per day), and only 2 pills/2 grams per day of Colestid (instead of 4 pills/4 grams). There have been ... own cost for a month's supply of Cholestyramine and Colestid were around $75 - $80. But as I said, since I always ... month's supply of Cholestyramine last 2 months, and Colestid 3 months, it wasn't so bad. The problem for me...
    ... got the unflavored granules version of Colestipol ( Colestid ) with the 5 gram scoop. This is another in my neverending ... even know for sure if my oral problems are due to the Colestid (they actually began with the Cholestyramine first ... , which was why I tried switching to Colestid tablets!) . I have seen many doctors -- some think ... it bile that's coming up?? Am I not taking enough Colestid to soak it all up?? The uncertainties have long...

  6. Cholestyramine Users - HELP!!!
    ... Hey i just remembered there's an alternative: Colestid (Colestipol) another bile acid resin. Generic Colestipol ... ve read it's much stronger than Cholestyramine and Colestid . Maybe Colestipol doesn't give you as much flatulence ... same adverse reactions, constipation, flatulence. Colestid Granules is a 5g dose that contains 5g of Colestipol ... of Cholestyramine (5g of excipients). You can find Colestid 's package insert here: [url]http://www.pfizer.com ... /pfizer/download/uspi_ colestid _os.pdf[/url] One dose (1 packet or 1 level teaspoon ... ) of COLESTID Granules contains 5 grams of colestipol hydrochloride ... One dose (1 packet or 1 level scoopful) of FLAVORED COLESTID Granules is approximately 7.5 grams which contains ... maltol, mannitol, and methylcellulose. I tried a Colestid packet when i had just returned home from the Clinic...
    ... Hi. I've been taking Colestid for four weeks now (1 gram twice a day in tablet form...
    ... Sophie, 1g of Colestid twice a day is too little for starters with bile ... salt diarrhea! 1 dose/packet of Colestid is 5g, you can try just 1 5g packet/dose a day, first ... thing in the morning on empty stomach. Also Colestid tablets is more expensive, i mean the price of 5 1g ... tablets vs. 1 dose/packet of 5g. The bottle of Colestid Granules (contains a scoop, you can try taking less ... be cheaper than the box with 5g packets. Theres Colestid Granules and Colestid Flavored Granules, plain Colestid ... Colestipol also exists, might be cheaper. Is this Colestid the first time you are taking a bile acid sequestrant ... diarrhea until 4 weeks ago that you started taking Colestid ?? The surgeon should have given you a prescription ... [QUOTE=sophie2007;3167661]Hi. I've been taking Colestid for four weeks now (1 gram twice a day in tablet form...
    ... this is the first time I was given a prescription of Colestid . I had the kind of surgeon who thought gallbladder ... in the park. It was the GI doc who put me on the Colestid . It has helped with the diarrhea almost 100%...
    ... Johnny, do you think Colestid could be making me feel weak and nauseous? I've searched...
    ... chained to the bathroom! My doctor started me on 1 gm Colestid twice a day. Is this a high enough dosage to combat...
    ... are giving you gastritis, which can give you nausea, Colestid tablets i think is more appropiate for just reducing ... after colecistectomy. You should try Colestipol ( Colestid , or generic) Granules, 1 dose is 5g. [QUOTE=sophie2007 ... ;3174144]Johnny, do you think Colestid could be making me feel weak and nauseous? I've searched...
    ... chained to the bathroom! My doctor started me on 1 gm Colestid twice a day. Is this a high enough dosage to combat...
    ... I'm sorry this happened. Like I said, I take the Colestid tablets and my symptoms are similar to the ones you...
    ... the pill forms of Cholestyramine... I know there is Colestid , and also Welchol. Can you tell me a bit about it...
    ... tablet form. I have a lot of bad side effects with the Colestid which are what you speak of; lots of gas, bloating...
    ... My dr. started me on 5 gm packets of colestid 3X daily, for a total of 15 grams a day. My question...
    ... I started on the tablets, ( Colestid ) 2 grams a day, about five weeks ago and I am just...
    ... tablet form. I have a lot of bad side effects with the Colestid which are what you speak of; lots of gas, bloating...
    ... krooie;3187271]My dr. started me on 5 gm packets of colestid 3X daily, for a total of 15 grams a day. My question ... Hello -- First, I am a little mixed up -- isn't Colestid the pill form of Cholestyramine? For some reason,...
    ... Hello -- First, I am a little mixed up -- isn't Colestid the pill form of Cholestyramine? For some reason, ... posted! Joe-- I initially took the tablet form of colestid (1 tab = 1 gm), 2 tabs twice a day. My dr. decided ... to mention cheaper) to mix the powder and drink the colestid instead of having to take 15 pills a day. They are...
    ... 3188081]Joe-- I initially took the tablet form of colestid (1 tab = 1 gm), 2 tabs twice a day. My dr. decided ... to mention cheaper) to mix the powder and drink the colestid instead of having to take 15 pills a day. They are ... manufacturer? Does it now say "cholestyramine" or is it " colestid "? 15 grams a day sounds like an awful lot (just referring...
    ... Global Pharmaceuticals. As far as my understanding colestid and cholestyramine are two names for the same drug...
    ... days ago I dropped my dosage of 2 grams a day of the Colestid tablets down to 1 gram a day, and I take it in the ... seems to agree with me now. What a relief! And yes, Colestid and Choleystramie are the same. It's just that one...
    ... days ago I dropped my dosage of 2 grams a day of the Colestid tablets down to 1 gram a day, and I take it in the...
    ... is from stomach acid), and he suggested trying the Colestid tablets. It was possibly going to be my next suggestion...
    ... Joe- I have the Colestid 1 gm pills. The generic ones they gave me at the pharmacy ... are still called colestid . I'm glad everyone is doing better with their cholestyra...
    ... back to normal for me and I really believe it was the Colestid that did it. Please keep me posted on your progress...
    ... As you can read here, other members are also taking colestid (the pill version). You say you didn't like drinking...
    ... dr. thought I'd do better with the granular form of colestid , and she prescribed it and increased the dosage. Like...
    ... Jaz...I had a scope done the second day I was on the Colestid . It was performed in a large surgery center with ... chatty nurses. It was my second day after I began the Colestid . Several of the nurses were on the Colestid pill version ... suffering the same diarrhea post their surgeries, but the Colestid did the trick. They were absolutely right. I have...
    ... re called "Colestipol". Is this the same thing as Colestid ?? My doctor definitely wrote "Colestid" on the ... got the wrong prescription, or are Colestipol and Colestid one and the same??...
    ... Yes Joe, Colestid and Colestipol are the same thing. Colestid is the...
    ... Jaz...I had a scope done the second day I was on the Colestid . It was performed in a large surgery center with ... chatty nurses. It was my second day after I began the Colestid . Several of the nurses were on the Colestid pill version ... suffering the same diarrhea post their surgeries, but the Colestid did the trick. They were absolutely right. I have...
    ... asked my doctor last week about other side effects Colestid might have and besides the changes withing the nerves...
    ... asked my doctor last week about other side effects Colestid might have and besides the changes withing the nerves...
    ... self...she probably does too. But, back to the Colestid . I am sending sooooooooo many positive thoughts your...
    ... Some of you or all of you are wrong, Colestipol/ Colestid tablets is not the tablet version of Cholestyramine ... Questran, Locholest, etc) and Colestipol (brand name Colestid ) are not the same medication, although they are both ... manufactures generic Colestipol, which is cheaper than Colestid , the brand name version. You should try Colestipol ... Granules(or brand name version Colestid Granules which is more expensive, but not the Flavored ... a day, instead of taking like 5 tablets a day. Colestid /Colestipol tablets is too expensive. Please try the ... Colestid /Colestipol Granules, 1 5g dose a day, first thing...
    ... you good folks on these boards! But, back to the Colestid . I am sending sooooooooo many positive thoughts your...
    ... 3211918]Some of you or all of you are wrong, Colestipol/ Colestid tablets is not the tablet version of Cholestyramine ... should try Colestipol Granules(or brand name version Colestid Granules which is more expensive, but not the Flavored...
    ... said to wait at least 2 weeks before judging if the colestid is working for me or not. I've waited the 14 days...
    ... magnesium) for the side effects but keep taking the Colestid . I am not sure if that combination is a healthy one ... finally none at all. But I still take the 1 gram of Colestid in the evening. I was also drinking Pepto during ... certain times of the day for the yucky feeling the Colestid gives you, but that was before I began to take the ... Colestid in the evenings. Soph...
    ... the funny thing is, the bile sequesterants (like colestid and cholestyramine) have the same guidelines! They ... where I am at. I said I was going to take 1 gram of Colestid along with calcium supplements, but instead I actually ... gave UP taking the Colestid for the past three days, and I have been trying to ... troubles, looks like tomorrow morning I will resume the Colestid tabs again (sigh). I only gave it 7 days.... it will...
    ... Joe, I am now on 1 colestid tablet in the evening which I take at around 6 pm ... few weeks, but it is so much better then taking the colestid in the morning. Why not try taking your tablet in...
    ... (like the compound pharmacy and also switching my Colestid to nights) but I don't take the advice! Please bear ... returned so I couldn't continue and I went back on the Colestid three days ago.... At present, I am doing only ... 1 gram of Colestid in the AM , and I have been taking Tums in an effort ... lousy in the stomach again. At 7:00 I'll be taking the Colestid , and Tums for the acid. If only I could get the relief ... Sophie -- the thing I'm worried about by taking the Colestid at dinner is wondering if it will be effective in...
    ... Hey Sophie and Molly, I am taking 1 gram of Colestid in the morning. It's controlling the bile D okay, ... began September 10th, and it was before I started the Colestid (I was still on Cholestyramine then). So I won't blame ... the Colestid . Since my doctor thinks it's all about acid stomach ... just went from dinner to morning - 1 hour BEFORE the Colestid ). I sit here on October 1st, unable to believe ... white sour tongue appeared. When I changed over to Colestid , the sour tongue remained, but I am not taking 4 grams ... .so I'm wondering if perhaps I'm not using enough Colestid (or Cholestyramine) to soak up ALL my bile, and if...
    ... whining, but I have to be honest. I'm taking 1 gram of Colestid still in the AM, and now it's been 14 days of steadily ... I thought I was doing better at times with the Colestid , I don't know. I still have a sour taste in my mouth...
    ... anybody's still reading, I've gone up to 2 grams of the Colestid in the AM. Just wondering if it will help the acid...
    ... Hi Joe. Taking the Colestid tablet at night instead of the morning, took away ... taking a tablet in the mornings. I've been off of Colestid entirely for 5 days nows and I haven't had any bile...
    ... [QUOTE=sophie2007;3254389]I've been off of Colestid entirely for 5 days nows and I haven't had any bile...
    ... into gangrene, and I was really scared. Since the Colestid was the only medication I'm on, I experimented, and...
    ... I am still no longer taking the Colestid but have the Cholestyramine on hand in case the bile...
    ... endoscopy?? I am still taking 2 grams in the AM of the Colestid . I am constantly thinking about returning to the SANODZ ... a FULL DOSE of anything. The recommended amount of Colestid is 4 grams per day (I don't need all that to control...
    ... like this. This morning I went back to 2 grams of Colestid in the morning. I've been taking it since September...

  7. after delivering my son digestive problems
    ... after GB removal and require a prescrition called Colestid . My sister-in-law takes that. Mine wasn't bad enough...

  8. Questran - Harry can you help?
    ... I went to my GP dr today and asked for the drug Colestid to help with my post gall bladder removal diarrhea ... Can anyone help me with whether this is as good as Colestid ? I note that most conversations have been about Colestid...
    ... same Questran is a powder that you mix with water and Colestid is a pill form. I don't know how much you have...
    ... Colestid tablets are HUGE, if you can tolerate the powder then...

  9. Hard stools and bloating
    ... external hemorroids because it is so hard. I take Colestid , because after I had my gallbladder out two years...

  10. Fatigue, lightheaded/dizzy from digestive?
    ... All i know is that if I don't take either Imodium of Colestid or cholestrymine I will have severe diarrhea before...
    ... improved some when I went from the Imodium back to the Colestid . Interesting, because the the Colestid apparently...

  11. Bile salt diarrhea still gave GB
    ... Habba Syndrome". I've taken Cholestrymine powder, colestid and Welchol. All of the above meds cause strange...

  12. Stool question
    ... intestine. The smell was atrocious too! Since Colestid to control my bile salt diarrhea, my stools still...

  13. Post nissen fundoplication questions
    ... website to be so very helpful...one poster told me about Colestid (prescription) which helps to bind to the bile our ... posted my problem on this board, someone told me about Colestid and how it binds to the bile from the liver and "soaks ... month vs. 5-8 times per day before. I've been taking Colestid since 2001 and hope I never have to go off from it ... and see if that sounds like your problem. If so, Colestid may be the thing for you. Good luck and let me know...
    ... treatment. I will research both bile salt diarrhea and colestid . I'll let you know the outcome. Thanks so much!...

  14. Tomorrow is my BIG Day
    ... doctor they can control this for life using the drugs Colestid or Questran. These are a Godsend for the minority...

  15. Survived GB Surgery!!!
    ... we know now it can be handled via Questran and/or Colestid if it causes grief. I have learned to expect anything...

  16. Upcoming GB surgery - Scared $%$$%$
    ... is much worse). I've had great relief from taking Colestid . Check with your doctor if you want to consider Colestid...

  17. just had GB removed - questions for veterans
    ... loose bowels, and for those with more urgent needs, Colestid or Questran can work wonders. It is SO good to know...

  18. Harry, bluepumpkin anyone else - ? about magnesium
    ... bomething new???. To absorb excess bile -- Questran or Colestid is used by those people that have excess bile after...

  19. Colestid
    ... Hey Elyse so glad the Colestid seems to be working for you. I've never heard of ... Colestid 120s - each one of my pills is 1 gram and I take 2...
    ... Thank you Katie. :) I hope you are well too. The Colestid has really worked wonders for me. I CAN EAT AGAIN ... still have a problem. My prescription bottle says " Colestid 1 gram tablets 120's" I haven't got a clue what the ... eggs. I don't usually have a problem when I take the Colestid and eat the cereal bar 5 minutes later. But when I ... either 1 hour before, or 4 hours after taking the Colestid . Otherwise the Colestid will absorb the medicine. ... is that I need to take that 1 hour before I take my Colestid . So I get up, take my fatigue medicine and wait an ... hour. By that time I'm starving. So I take the Colestid and eat. Or on a morning when I am really in a rush ... (like if I oversleep) I take the Colestid first and then wait 4 hours to take the other medicine ... dilemma? Do you think it is a good idea to take 3 Colestid on the mornings when I am only eating the cereal bar...
    ... from it, and can function very well. As far as the Colestid , mine look just like yours. Some days they almost ... I couldn't hold it back at all until I started the Colestid . However, most of the time (at least 90%), my stools ... first thing in the a.m. (around 6:00 a.m.); and then Colestid around 7:00 a.m. I'm not real good about eating ... I'll only let 1/2 hour go by between my BP med and Colestid just so I can eat something before noon. Please ... with your doctor before changing the dose of your Colestid . I only take 2 every a.m. and have been that way...
    ... until 12, took my other medicine first and took the Colestid and hour later, waited about 20 minutes or so to eat ... party lunch, so I didn't have breakfast. I took the Colestid an hour after taking my other medicine as usual, then ... morning and how long I wait to eat after taking the Colestid . I'll write down how I felt after eating, that way...
    ... friends, I know a lot of these postings about colestid are old, but please be careful of this drug. On the ... drugmakers own web site, as well as FDA and others, Colestid was known to cause cancer in rodents immediatly. ... he was generally healthy @ 62. He was prscribed colestid and the next day he came down with pneumonia like...
    ... m so sorry for the loss of your father related to Colestid . Can you tell me the sites you found your information ... t find anything related to serious side effects of Colestid . I have only seen that it can cause severe constipation ... condition. I appreciate your candor/concern related to Colestid . I just hope I never have to stop taking it - I was...
    ... you to know I just recieved your e-mail. I am glad Colestid is working out for you. My in-laws are in town and...
    ... bit confused though. Was your father prescribed the Colestid for his high Cholesterol? I have never heard of it ... also looked online and tried to find something about Colestid causing Cancer and couldn't find anything about it...
    ... Sorry it has taken so long to write. Elyse asked if Colestid was prescribed for high cholesterol, and it was. ... I swear to you that one of the warnings was that colestid caused cancer in some rodents immediately. When I...
    ... info - I'll be sure to check that out. The reason Colestid works for bile salt diarrhea so well, is that after ... thereby causing the severe uncontrollable diarrhea. Colestid is a bile acid sequestrant and sits in the stomach ... reducing the laxative effect. I only need to take 2 Colestid each a.m. to achieve this effect - someone with high ... people taking the high doses for cholesterol control, Colestid can cause significant constipation. But for those ... life was a living h*** after GB removal and before Colestid . I'm just so glad to have found out about it, and ... take, and I did not impulsively enter into taking Colestid . I did as much background checking on it as I could...
    ... never be able to eat again, and my doctor prescribed Colestid and it was like a miracle! I am going to ask him...

  20. After GB surgery, how long until normal?
    ... salt diarrhea. Since I'm now taking the medication Colestid (I found out about on this board), and have been on...

  21. Looking for Katie G
    ... great luck with controlling my bile salt diarrhea with Colestid , and plan to take it forever. I did have a health...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board

  1. irritable bowel syndrome causing rough anxiety!!help please
    ... not have it in HIgh school thank God but I am taking Colestid . It is used for High colestrol which I have now but ... make you sleepy or hyper. Talk to your doctor about Colestid . And look on some of these message boards there are...

  2. Is this ibs? Morning trouble!
    ... searching online, and talked my doctor into letting me try Colestid . It's really a cholesterol lowering drug, but is ... haven't had the cramping at all since going on the Colestid . My dr. said that Colestid is a very benign safe...
    ... on she's fine. DO you get muscle craps with Colestid ? She's actually on a cholesterol drug (simvastatin ... searching online, and talked my doctor into letting me try Colestid . It's really a cholesterol lowering drug, but is ... haven't had the cramping at all since going on the Colestid . My dr. said that Colestid is a very benign safe...
    ... and doped up. It is awful and I am going to try that Colestid ASAP!! I hope it helps....

  3. Colestid question
    ... Colestid will constipate a normal person but it will make a...

  4. New to Boards - Please Help
    ... Medications we have tried Lomotil (2x), Immodium, Colestid , Cholestrymine powder, pamine forte and opium tincture...

  5. Fatigue, dizziness digestive related?
    ... All i know is that if I don't take either Imodium of Colestid or cholestrymine I will have severe diarrhea before...

  6. Colestid and muscle aches
    ... Anyway, muscle ache is not a symptom for me related to Colestid . I have muscle and joint pain anyway from fibromyalgia...

  7. Anyone have diar. months after GB removed?
    ... this site I found out about bile salt diarrhea and Colestid . Do a search on bile salt diarrhea and see if the ... running to the bathroom 5-10 times a day all because of Colestid . Good luck to you, Katie G...

  8. IBS With Constipation
    ... . (This is why the use of bile absorbants such as colestid or questran help diarrhea sufferers) It is important...

  9. How to Live with IBS D
    ... I now have bile salt diarrhea, and must also take Colestid to control the uncontrollable "D" I would suffer without...

  10. Habba Syndrome
    ... but guess what? I went back to my old medication Colestid (still hadn't expired yet) and within 4 days the dizziness...

  11. Colestid,cholestyramine, lotronex for severe ibs-D
    ... would like to know if any of these 2 medication ( colestid or Cholestyramine) would help me or i would be spending...
    ... would like to know if any of these 2 medication ( colestid or Cholestyramine) would help me or i would be spending ... Ricky - so sorry for your troubles. I don't know if Colestid will help you, but I can tell you what it did for ... for protection, etc. until I found this board and Colestid . I have had formed stools for the last 2 years (except ... virus and then the diarrhea returns for a few days). Colestid absorbs the bile secreted by the liver and enables ... formed stools. However, the biggest side effect of Colestid is constipation and/or bowel impaction, so you cannot...
    ... on carafate and am in the USA. Is that the same al colestid ? I have had cholestyramine(questran?) but the carafate...
    ... on carafate and am in the USA. Is that the same al colestid ? I have had cholestyramine(questran?) but the carafate ... salts. Hi there - carafate is not the same as Colestid . Colestid is similar to cholestyramine (Questran ... pill form vs. powder. I can't remember the name of Colestid , but I know it's not carafate. I'm glad you get relief...
    ... bouts of the big "D" until I found out about Questran/ Colestid on this board. I noticed improvement within 48 hours ... pain along with the diarrhea. I continue to take my Colestid anyway and usually feel fine again within 48 hours ... , and then the Colestid works like a charm. So in the 1.5 years I've been ... taking Colestid , I've had maybe 4 episodes of breakthrough, uncontrollable ... versus every day, multiple times per day prior to Colestid . Hang in there Jerry - maybe a fluctuating dose ... of Questran is needed. Or a change to Colestid or Welchol? Keep us posted, Katie G...
    ... cost of Welchol - my insurance pays all but $5 for my Colestid . Being run down does create less immunity to viruses...

  12. Welchol side effects? (Bile salt Diarrhea)
    ... I take sucralfate (carafate). What is Welchol and colestid ? Are they names for carafate from another country...
    ... Hi there - I've been on Colestid now for about a year and a half due to bile salt diarrhea ... other than that, I haven't noticed any problems with Colestid . I plan to take it forever to control my bile salt...
    ... Hi Skipper. I take 2 Colestid tablets in the a.m.; each tablet is 1 gram. So I ... guess I take 2 grams of Colestid every day. So sorry you're having reactions to the...
    ... but from what I've read it has similar action to Colestid and Questran, and acts to soak up excess bile in the...
    ... funny side affects after one year on both questran and colestid . Doc says I will probably have to keep rotating these...

  13. cholestyramine for IBS/D
    ... [QUOTE=Katie G]Hi there. I found out about Colestid (pill form) on this board a year or so ago when I...
    ... drugs all these years. I had a gastro doctor give me Colestid to take but I took to much and became severly constipated ... school and I am able to stay at home so I am giving Colestid another try. I am only taking one pill in the morning ... I guess. I did read on the message board that the Colestid can make you have sweats. I thought I was going to...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. How can I tell if I'm going hyper from too much T4 or T3?
    ... as Coumadin Cholestyramine (Questran) Colestipol ( Colestid ) Estrogen preparations (including some birth control...

  2. hi everyone just wanted to pop in and say how i feel.
    ... lowering drugs cholestyramine (Questran) and colestipol ( Colestid ). Now for the facts on Norvac.. not gettig it you...

  3. FYI those taking cholesterol lowering drugs w/ t4 drugs
    ... same time as cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol ( Colestid ), two cholesterol-lowering drugs, may decrease the...

  4. alcohol and thyroid medicine - part 2
    ... resins such as cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol ( Colestid ), diabetes medications (insulin and tablets), digoxin ... you take cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol ( Colestid ), take it at least 4 hours before or 1 hour after...

Eye & Vision board

  1. Eye-Yi-Yi!
    ... others. So now I am on Prevacid twice a day as well as Colestid and it seems to be working nicely. I only have a few...

Heart Disorders board

  1. 52% Ejection Rate After Chemical Stress Test...Can A PFO Cause This?
    ... and that was why my BP was so low. I am now taking Colestid to control the diarrhea and also for my cholesterol ... cholesterol due to the hereditary gene. I am on both Colestid and Lipitor. Thank you so much for the info. Sophie...

  2. Do I have MVP?
    ... problem started about 8 years ago and I need to take colestid to control diarrhea. I know, I'm a mess!...

High Cholesterol board

  1. colestipol????
    ... anyone have experience with colestipol ( colestid ) ? i have been on it for several months and it has...

  2. What's the alternative to Statins?
    ... down to 119 from 170. i have been taking colestipol ( colestid ) granules mixed (not dissolved) in water. anyone ... have any experience with colestid ? larry...
    ... down to 119 from 170. i have been taking colestipol ( colestid ) granules mixed (not dissolved) in water. anyone ... have any experience with colestid ? larry Larry, how long were you taking...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. Does anyone have a problem with statins?
    ... I have no choice but to take the statins. I tried Colestid for over a year and it did nothing. I don't dare mess...

Gallbladder board

  1. Life after gall bladder removal - pros and cons
    ... didn't really help. I have heard of a drug called Colestid (sp?) that is suppose to help with bile acid diarrhea...

  2. Gall-bladder surgery, no more diahorea
    ... post surgery. But I ended up taking a med called Colestid to stop my bile salts diarrhea. It's great that you...
    ... post surgery. But I ended up taking a med called Colestid to stop my bile salts diarrhea. It's great that you...

  3. gallbladder removed march 17 2004.....diarrhea daily nausea throwing up ect need help
    ... months after GB surgery and he put me on a med called Colestid , 2 grams daily, and within 5 days I had almost normal...

  4. Nausea, Diarrhea post gallbladder surgery
    ... my doctor today here in Rapid and he says that the colestid is what is really doing the trick. It can be slower...
    ... great! Obviously it took about four weeks for the Colestid to rid me of the bile salts diarrhea. Last week I...
    ... time...this will pass. Too bad you can't take the Colestid . It is what took away the nausea a few days after...
    ... Sophie, The doctor said the colestid would only help if I had diarrhea, which I never did...
    ... Ittal, I was given Colestid for the bile salts diarrhea and Phenergen for nausea...


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