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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Colestid Oral.

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26 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Other
12/9/2008 5:39:18 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been given this drug (by my doctor) to treat chronic diarrhea. It helps with the symptoms, but does not cure my condition. As soon as I stop taking this drug, the diarrhea returns.

Condition: Other
12/2/2008 8:12:01 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Multiple stools following cholecystectomy have been effectively controlled with use of Colestipol. This, after 8 years of misery!!!

Condition: Other
6/10/2008 11:28:16 PM

Reviewer: elise, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had my gall bladder out in 2003 to help with severe stool/stomach problems. (I think the doctors wanted my money)Anyways after my surgery my condition still existed, calling it IBS. So my doctor put me on colestid, it has been a life saver. If I miss a day I can plan on sitting in the bathroom all day. My biggest fear no is that a new doctor wants me to stop taking it while I'm pregnant b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/30/2008 1:23:55 PM

Reviewer: cbbmiller, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this med for 8 years now. I had my gullbladder removed in 1996 and had terrible stomach problems. I couldn't eat anything without being near a bathroom. I went to a specialist that recomended Colestid. From the first day I started the med, I never had another problem. This pill has been a life saver for me. Always remember to take the pill. If you miss one dose, you can plan ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/27/2008 11:15:40 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In 2003 I had a spinal fusion which was perfect. Then came the scar tissue which was so severe it closed my small and large intestines which were opened surgery #2. The scar tissue returned while still in the hosptial and surgery #3 required a section of my small and large intestines to be removed. Finally two months after the surgery and every thing I ate running straight thru me, my gastro. Sp ... Show Full Comment

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