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

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25 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Other
3/13/2014 6:17:53 PM

Reviewer: jk, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take this because I have Crohn's disease. I take the pill form. works well and is easy to take. just make sure to drink with a full glass of water.

Condition: Other
10/29/2013 12:09:29 PM

Reviewer: 4tgI82, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Due to having Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of Arthritis. Having AS we tend to have other health issues with this. Had Gallbladder removed years ago. Plus several intestinal surgeries. But my last intestinal surgery, the chronic diarrhea really got worst! My surgeon wouldn't listen to me! I lost over 75 pounds!! Went to see a Gastroenteritis, had both test of inner & outter done found not ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/3/2013 1:46:36 AM

Reviewer: Tam M, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had IBS w/D every since I was 16, but wasn't diagnosed with it until I was in my 30's. Nothing had seemed to help, but Colestid seems to be helping, even though I still sometimes go to the bathroom 3 times a day, but it is more formed. My new doctor prescribed the granules and oh boy...I have tried almost everything but still have a very difficult time taking this without gagging or ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/16/2012 11:39:05 AM

Reviewer: Jay, 55-64 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 had my gallbladder removed in 1971 at age 19. I had chronic diarrhea for 30 years before I was put on the Colestid. It has saved my life. Only problem I have is it gives me horrible, earth rumbling farting! Guess it's a pay off but whew! Wish there was something that helped with the gas from it.

Condition: Other
2/1/2011 2:27:54 PM

Reviewer: stephkuz, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I take a half packet of Colestipol in the morning in orange juice, and I am good for breakfast, including coffee, and for the rest of the day. It controls diahrhea that resulted from gallbladder surgery in 1981. I have used it all this time with no side affects (probably because of the small dose). Experiment with a dosage that works. It makes all the difference in my lifestyle.

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