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Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
6/9/2014 6:29:42 AM

Reviewer: cholestyramine, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This product is somewhat successful in controlling chronic diarrhea. But it has a grave side effect. It reduces cholesterol by primarily reducing HDL (the good cholesterol), so that the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL is increased thereby increasing the risk of heart disease. Based on my experience, I believe this product should be taken off the market.

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
5/10/2014 9:26:41 AM

Reviewer: dd, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
worked wonderful withfirst dosage,1 dos. a day

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
2/17/2014 9:02:51 AM

Reviewer: gamecollector84@gmail.com, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Last year i had my gallbladder taken out. The surgen told me of the side effects that will occur but would go away which included constant trips to the restroom. After about 4 months of choosing when and what to eat because of the hours spent in and out of the restroom i went back to my family doctor. He chose different medicines to try before putting me on this one. I have been taking this medica ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
12/22/2013 10:41:24 AM

Reviewer: 75 or over on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
4 hours after taking my first dose I became very groggy and tired. I went to sleep and slept all evening and all night. 3 days later I still have not moved my bowels.

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
9/16/2013 4:33:09 AM

Reviewer: Cookie917, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had chronic diarrhea for over a year and 2 GI doctors couldn't fix it. Went to try one more and he said try this. Worked wonders. As a matter of fact it worked to well. Had to back off and only take it every third day. But it's been a great feeling not to be afraid to go somewhere unfamiliar (not knowing where the bathroom is).

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