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General Health board

  1. Chantix and unstoppable Diarrhea??
    ... prescribed and I have taken Immodium, Bentyl, Lomotil and Questran duting that time and at present have even resorted...

  2. 24 and getting my tonsils out
    ... actually the pill form of a powdery medication called Questran , that gets dissolved in water. I have to call him...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

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

Environmental Disorders board

  1. Need help in detoxing
    ... to get the mold mycotoxins out of your body besides Questran ? I am not getting any better even though we had ...
    ... in my blood. Can't take what he wanted to give me ( Questran ) so I feel stuck. Regular mdS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT...

  2. Another Questran Therapy User
    ... uvm What can you take if you can not take Questran ? A side effect is brittle bones and I have severe ... osteoporosis already. A friend of mine is taking Questran for her Crohn's disease besides her other Crohn's ... teoporosis. Don't know if it had anything to do with the Questran but she stopped taking it now. thanks suggi...

  3. MCS Info
    ... hope you still are a member. Did your wife try the Questran ? Did it help? Did anything help? I read Dr. Martin...

Incontinence board

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

Osteoporosis board

  1. Honey I've shrunk!
    ... treatment, I'm underweight and thin boned. I'm also on Questran used to control bile acid diarrhea. This drug binds...

Cancer: Colon board

  1. Some firsts, an some frustrations
    ... And actually i'm not having much diahrea, (thanks to questran , codiene sulfate, and low res diet) i'm just going...
    ... And actually i'm not having much diahrea, (thanks to questran , codiene sulfate, and low res diet) i'm just going...

  2. Folfox, 5FU, and diahrea
    ... sandpaper and am in total misery. I am currently taking Questran 2x daily, and codiene sulfate - 4 pills - 2x twice...

Acid Reflux / GERD board

  1. Acid reflux/bile reflux or allergies?
    ... before i eat. Have breakfast then wait and take Questran one hour later. I take it 3 times a day and my life ... bile reflus is 90 percent better. Could anyone on Questran tell me if you can mix your dose ahead so if i am...

Bowel Disorders board

  1. Short Bowel Syndrome
    ... had a Dr. who recommended trying a medication called Questran . It is for cholesterol reduction and also has been...

  2. Frequent bowel movements
    ... Benefiber in a caplet form - 1 per day and still take the Questran . I was having fairly good days; then a couple of...

  3. Bowel movements after colon-resection
    ... valve removed. The only thing that helps me is questran , this bungs me up for a couple of days, gives me a...

  4. Does Anyone Have Ibs D?
    ... that will balance it out. I have been prescribed Questran to use it it ever gets out of control. I have only ... once and then I started listening about the fiber. Questran is prescribed mainly for high cholesterol but it also...

  5. Please Help!
    ... week and am hoping to see results soon. I was on Questran but it seemed to make me worse. I need to get this...
    ... needs to be safe and check it out. He did put me on Questran for the diarrhea and I must say after 5 days on it...

  6. mucus,cramps,diarrhea what gives?
    ... prescription drug that absorbs the extra bile salt--- Questran . About 5% of people that have their gallbladder...
    ... not mild and will require a prescription drug like Questran . I don't know of any other OTC remedy. God bless...

  7. feeling unwell in mornings - diarreah
    ... has resulted in diarrhea each morning. I am now on Questran which has helped the diarrhea. The problem is that...

  8. For Twisten
    ... inflammatory drugs, i cant take them now due to me being on questran , i spend alot time in the bath trying to ease my joints...

  9. Questran
    ... With the surgery and problems you have had --I think Questran will help regulate your BMs!! Harry...
    ... Sharon, The active ingredient for Questran also comes in a pill/tablet form-- Colestid. It...

  10. Not good news from the ultrasound
    ... by medication that combines with the bile salts--- Questran in a powder form or Colistid in a pill form. This...

  11. Bloody Stool
    ... cholestryramine which is a Parke-Davis product sold as Questran . When I looked that up I found it is used for lowering...
    ... your doc gave you a prescription for cholestryramine ( questran ) I would assume it would be for diarrhea. It is a...

  12. Diarreah is ruining my senior year in highschool
    ... years I was able to control it with a prescription - Questran Powder- generic is Cholestyramine and also took fiber...

  13. extremely sick, please help
    ... ever since having GB out. Take cholestyrmanine ( questran ) which helps slightly. 2 years ago had bleeding from...

  14. Constant warmth in anal area - advice pse.
    ... for CL) but haven't noticed any difference. I was on Questran for the loose stools but have now switched to a natural...

  15. Colectomy and Diet?
    ... prescription medication that does the same thing called Questran . It soaks up the excess liquid in the intestines ... supplements as well or even in addition to the calcium/ questran treatment. Start at a low dose and work your way ... absorbant as well. In sum Calcium with each meal (or Questran by RX) Soluable fiber supplement up to 3 times a...

  16. Metamucil powder or tablets?
    ... sure changes as we get older. I also take Questran , was taking I scoop daily, but now I am taking it ... bm's. After about 5 yrs. of this, doctor put me on Questran , which for me absorbs the bile, stops the spasms of ... colon and pain. But Questran can be constipating, so I went from 1 scoop daily ... to 3/4 scoop every other day. If I cut out the Questran completely, then my colon goes into spasms and pain ... . Have been on Questran for 20 yrs, but only take it regularly about the last ... going to happen. But at least I have cut down on the Questran by more than half. I still feel like I...
    ... drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Questran is used for bile-salt diarrhea for about 5% of people...
    ... years just the spasms and pain if I don't take the Questran . But I am down to every other day with Questran....

  17. metamucil: pill or powder?
    ... a gallbladder. They don't take and have not taken Questran that has a side-effect of constipating people with...

  18. Stool looks like instestines
    ... any rate, doctors usually prescribe a powder called Questran or the generic Cholestrimine (sp?). This powder absorbs...

  19. Clostridium difficile
    ... them both together for a month and followed it with Questran . (cholestyramine) that binds to the toxins and pulls...

  20. what could be wrong with me?
    ... constipation for people with GB'ers. The medication is Questran in a powder form but you can also get it in a pill...
    ... Harry, I'll check it out and ask my dr. about the Questran ....

  21. Same ol' stool
    ... could say the same. You might ask your doctor about questran . Its pretty benign stuff that makes your stool firmer...

  22. c.difficile (clostridium difficile)
    ... Vancocin) 250 mg 4 times per day for 2 weeks along with Questran to bind the toxins. I am so nauseated on the Vancomycin...

  23. miralax Question, has anyone taken this?
    ... changed my life so much for the better. I took Questran for over 10 years for high cholesterol. Questran ... constipation. Well - long story short, once I went off Questran my bowels were so messed up I could never go. Never ... horrible. This went on for years AFTER I stopped Questran -- I did everything. The more fiber I consumed the...

  24. have had polyps, woundering what i have now
    ... of your gallbladder. Are you taking a med such as Questran to absorb bile salts? Your joint pain could be...

  25. KatieG if you could please.....
    ... absorbs the bile --- Katie takes Colestid a tablet of Questran form that is really used to reduce cholesterol but...

  26. Help with questran dosing
    ... Lynne: I took Questran from 1988 - 1998 for elevated cholesterol. I remember ... to carry the powder and water and mix up my little Questran cocktail prior to a meal. I am glad it is helping...
    ... Hi Lynne. I take Colestid (the pill form of Questran ) for bile salt diarrhea. My doctor first thought ... cholesterol. I don't really know about the dosing of Questran , but I would recommend contacting the doctor and finding...

  27. The Water Closet
    ... the bile before it causes diarrhea. The medicatin is Questran and it's used to control blood lipids(cholesterol...

  28. Diarrhea without warning!!!!!!
    ... Not all doctors believe in Colestid (pill) or Questran (powder). My surgeon didn't want to prescribe it...

  29. constan diarrhea
    ... If it is bile salt diarrhea, taking a bile acid se questran t like Questran or Colestid (both are prescription...
    ... my doctor about bile salt diarrhea and the use of Questran or Colestid to control it. These drugs are usually ... help for bile salt diarrhea by taking Colestid or Questran , almost all would report relief. It doesn't work...
    ... research I took some information to my doctor about Questran and she decided to give it a try. I had my gallbladder ... and my life was miserable until I started taking the Questran . It's definately worth a try. Like Katie said, I too...
    ... about chronic diarrhea and the use of Colestid or Questran to control it. You may want to talk to your doctor...
    ... ask your doc about this...the other name for it is Questran . It has worked like a charm for me....

  30. pain and problems with eating/drinking
    ... have bile salt 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, which...

  31. Anemia and other questions
    ... your question, I haven't had any steatorrhea. Since questran actually binds to the bile acids, wouldn't I now have ... steatorrhea (while on questran ), as opposed to before, when the bile acids were digesting...

  32. Hemorrhoidectomy
    ... specialist who put me on Metamucil and a powder called Questran daily. Questran was originally prescribed for people ... and moderates gastric spasms. However, either the Questran (or, more likely, 20 years of IBS) led to bleeding ... uneventful (lucky me!). However, I stopped taking the Questran fearing it would clog me up and upped my dosage of ... birth. After that I tweaked my formula to taking Questran in the morning and Metamucil at morning and nite an...
    ... your IBS, you might want to ask your doctor about Questran (Generic name: Cholestyramine). I've been taking ... work is taking it in conjunction with Metamucil, as Questran can lead to constipation. However, if your main IBS ... problem is diarrhea, not constipation, the combo of Questran and Metamucil might do the trick I take one scoop ... of Questran daily in the morning mixed into a cup of water, then ... self-propelled stolls. No cramping, no straining. Questran is normally prescribed for people with high cholsesterol...
    ... Thanks Todd, I will look into the Questran ....
    ... setbacks. I have to say I would be scared to take the Questran because it does have the possibility to constipate ... and constipation is the most COMMON side effect of Questran . Many people take this drug to control bile salt ... firm or hard stools, not even firm. I wouldn't take Questran to recover from a hemorrhoidectomy, maybe for regulation ... had a hemorrhoidectomy and told me he did alright on Questran , then I might think it's possible, but I don't believe ... Todd has seen if the stools he gets from taking Questran are soft enough to endure during a hemorrhoidectomy...
    ... Steve, Just to clarify my post regarding Questran . I would only recommend you try it some time BEFORE...

  33. Advice about laxatives?
    ... am chronically constipated due to years of taking Questran for cholesterol control. I eat properly, fruits, ... answer. I just need help after years of that darn Questran . Any advice? Thanks, Brenda ...

  34. Diarrhea After Eating, Please Help
    ... diarrhea, but if it is due to your gall bladder, taking Questran or Colestid (both prescription) may help. Colestid...

Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis board

  1. Help-crohns
    ... surgery.. He's been on alot of bowel meds like Questran and Imodium for many many years... Also he takes Pentsasa...

Digestive Disorders board

  1. sister update
    ... Hope they can find what's causing her problems. The Questran the doc prescribed me has been helping! I'm so thankful...

  2. Chronic diarrhea after surgery
    ... small intestine missing. The treatment is to take Questran (a presciption drug) to absorb the bile before it...

  3. HIDA Scan
    ... wait for the biopsies. He wrote me a prescripton for Questran , it's suppose to help with the diarrhea. I have to...
    ... foods. I miss eating all the yummy stuff. I hope this Questran helps me. That's a good ideal to have your sis get...

  4. Cholestyramine Users - HELP!!!
    ... did this). I began to freak out, and I then tried QUESTRAN LIGHT, but it after a few days I also gained the gass...
    ... altodextrin, propylene glycol alginate and xanthan gum. Questran and Questran Light, (Mfd by: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB ... anhydrous cholestyramine resin is contained in 9 grams of QUESTRAN POWDER. Four grams of anhydrous cholestyramine resin ... is contained in 6.4 grams of QUESTRAN LIGHT. QUESTRAN POWDER contains the following inactive ingredients ... glycol alginate, and sucrose (421 mg/g powder). QUESTRAN LIGHT (Orange Vanilla) contains the following inactive...
    ... Sandoz, just like Bristol Myers Squibb manufactures Questran for Par Pharmaceutical. Hey Joe, can u please...
    ... bad side effects last June, I tried to take Par's " Questran Light" with Aspartame in July for about 8 days, but ... Par. Both regular Eon Cholestyramine, as well as Questran Light by Par, have been "finely ground". The Eon ... was light orange in color, and the Par Questran Light was white-colored. The "light" gave me side ... Sandoz, just like Bristol Myers Squibb manufactures Questran for Par Pharmaceutical. Yes, but we don't always...
    ... have tried SANDOZ Cholestyramine, I have tried Par's Questran Light, and now I have been taking Par's regular Cholestyram...
    ... go back to a full 9 gram pack. So I went first with QUESTRAN LIGHT (more side effects, so I stopped that ) and...
    ... Cholestyramine tablets". Cholestyramine (brand names Questran , Locholest, etc) and Colestipol (brand name Colestid ... same medication, although they are both bile acid se questran ts/resins, and they act exactly the same. Cholestyramine...
    ... did this). I began to freak out, and I then tried QUESTRAN LIGHT, but it after a few days I also gained the gass...

  5. Bovine Bile for Bile Salt Diarrhea after GB removal
    ... intestines -- you will get diarrhea. The med is Questran in a powder form -- it is a pres****tion drug that...

  6. Bile reflux question
    ... anything. I am miserable too. My GI has put me on Questran which is used for bile salt diarrhea. The theory is ... that it is a bile acid se questran t that binds to bile in the intestine. I have no problems ... with D, just the bile reflux. Again, the Questran is only helping partially and my GI has just upped...
    ... me on Domperidone before meals and at night. Also Questran 3 times a day. The first month it started working ... breakfast. Then i eat and then take my pills....take questran one hour later. Lunch, i take domperidone 15 minutes ... before i eat, then vitamins....then one hour later Questran . Bed time 10pm i take about 6 other pills(domperidine ... etc) and no Questran . I do have a evening snack also. It is really working...

  7. Bile Reflux -DX finally!!!
    ... reflux after gall bladder surgery 6 weeks ago. I am on Questran with limited success. I don't have bile salt diarrhea...

  8. ER to OR
    ... yrs. until my gb surgury,,,stopped all meds ,,took questran for diarrehea,,,stopped after bloodwork showed high...
    ... I did a little search and found it works much like Questran by binding bile salts in the intestines and not letting...

  9. supplements that are gentle on stomach
    ... diarrhea each morning. I have now started taking questran and it is amazing, no more diarrhea. However, I...
    ... I am also on questran for same reason and you must take a supplement. I ... sure to take on a full stomach but separate from the questran . Good luck!...
    ... the vitamin B's? Have you had bloating with the Questran at all? When do you take it? I have been taking...

  10. Questran - Harry can you help?
    ... Both are the same Questran is a powder that you mix with water and Colestid is...
    ... I've been taking Questran for about 8 years due to a chronic diarrhea problem...
    ... Hi auxano, As you may know Questran is a medication that is normally used to reduce cholesterol ... adjusted to control your BMs daily! My sister took Questran for cholesterol reduction and she had constipation...
    ... into the small intestine causing a laxative effect. Questran he says binds with the bile somehow stopping the diarrhea ... . Questran has been the drug that works best for me. I take it...
    ... I have 2 friends that are taking Questran for diarrhea. One started with diarrhea after having ... allbladder out and one has IBS. Both were helped with the Questran , none seemed to have side effects. I know that the ... one gal takes 1 tsp of the Questran powder and does fine with that. Give it a try...

  11. Loose, stool diarreah
    ... and is help by taking a prescription medication -- Questran in powder form or Colisted in pill form. It absorbs...

  12. Hard stools and bloating
    ... tablets per day, which is equivalent to one packet of Questran powder. If I only take 7, I get cramps and diarrhea...

  13. 2.5 months after GB removal
    ... and saw her the other day, and i am no longer on the Questran , I'm on a super potent probiotic to fix the intestines...

  14. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    ... reaches the colon that causes diarrhea. Colistid or Questran should have helped -- since the side-effect for people...
    ... wishes, Harry. For some reason, the Colistid and Questran just made me even more sick. I have been researching...

  15. Looking for an answer
    ... currently not taking anything, I have been prescribed Questran and Tigan. As far as I know I do not live an area...

  16. Just had my GB removed
    ... it get to your colon-- it is a script med -- called Questran and it also comes in a pill form. It is normally...

  17. tea
    ... the top and up from the bottom and told me to take Questran . I blew them all off. My thing started 3 weeks after...
    ... Hey, Questran as you may know is used to reduce blood fats (cholesterol...
    ... Harry, Questran is OTC? Is it generic? I was afraid to take it because...

  18. Off and on nausea, fullness, days of being fine...
    ... Loverton, I take Questran , which is a powder that you mix with liquid. I have...
    ... prevacid and carafate (sucralfate) which is a lot like questran only it soaks up excess bile which was causing my...

  19. c-diff
    ... I had c-diff 2 years ago and it was treated with questran . I have gotten it again by taking another antibiotic ... but this time the questran did not work and they are treating it with flagyl...

  20. Tomorrow is my BIG Day
    ... control this for life using the drugs Colestid or Questran . These are a Godsend for the minority who need them...

  21. Survived GB Surgery!!!
    ... inconvenience but as we know now it can be handled via Questran and/or Colestid if it causes grief. I have learned...

  22. Upcoming GB surgery - Scared $%$$%$
    ... with your doctor if you want to consider Colestid, Questran or Welchol for GB-related diarrhea. I'm not sure...

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

  24. bile reflux gastritis / esophageal spasms?
    ... spasms, gerd, and gastritis. I have already tried the questran , wellchol and and now on zelnorm....GI doc says preliminary...

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

  26. Back from Gastro doc...
    ... is causing all the pain. Gave me a prescription for questran to help with the bile acids which she believes are...

  27. Can Septra(antibiotics) worsen the symptoms of Gastrits
    ... goes. He may also offer you a powder formula called questran . I have never tried this. I prefer to take a pill ... the carafate works much better for me. By the way, Questran is a cholesterol lowering agent, but works for excess...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board

  1. Questran
    ... Questran sounds like the medication that should have helped...

  2. Fed Up With IBS - Suggestions?
    ... i was diagnosed with ibs. My gi doc prescribed me Questran . It has helped tremendously. It took me a few weeks...


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