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Condition: Other
6/24/2010 9:09:20 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking this medication for almost 13 years now. 1 GM 3 times a day. I was diagnosed with colitis. Most of the time it works good for me but there are days when I have to take as many as 6 to get my bowels under control. I lost 20 pounds in 3 months before diagnosis and I only weigh 98 pounds now so I know if I could not get this medication I would likely be dead within 2 years. I would ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/20/2010 8:42:49 AM

Reviewer: ajd, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Due to bladder cancer, I have a neo bladder which is made from 50cms of small bowel. Eight months post surgery, I had daily diarrea issues. My Gastroenterologist recommended Colestipol and I've been on it twice daily for 30 days and have seen a dramatic improvement. I can go out for extended periods of time again without the need of a close bathroom.

Condition: Other
12/22/2009 1:25:50 AM

Reviewer: shorde, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I haven't even been taking this for 1 month yet but I can def. tell the difference. I had my gallbladder removed after having my 2nd baby and a year later was having diarrhea still. My diarrhea wasn't every day but it was enough to make you mad. Every time I would try to go somewhere I would have to turn around and come home. I couldn't wear my seatbelt in the car. And if I knew I had ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/29/2009 5:12:41 PM

Reviewer: bndove26, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After pregnancy and birth of my child I had to have my gallbladder removed due to it being diseased and having stones. Since then I have had cronic diahrrea and it was controling my life.. The doctor prescribed colestipol. For the most part it works.. I take 3 capsules a day but if I miss a dose the diahrrea comes back. I still have my bad days probably once to twice a week of running to the bat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/24/2009 9:48:57 AM

Reviewer: Marco, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had parts of small and large intestine removed, therefore inhibiting my bile absorbtion. The excess bile in my intestines led to many trips to the bathroom. I started taking Questran, which is a powder and it worked OK once I found the correct dosage. Just started taking Colestipol pills, 2 mgs 2x/day, which is easier to take than powder. Works great, no problems, going out with family and f ... Show Full Comment

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