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Condition: Other
6/27/2011 2:03:32 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had my gallbladder removed 33 years and I have suffered from diarrhea to chronic diarrhea for up to 43 days in a row. After being on the powdered version of this drug for a month I have been on Colestipol 2 pills twice a day for 2 weeks and I am back to normal after 33 years. It is amazing to have a life again. I lived on 12-15 Amodium AD for almost 20 years and that was terrible but I don ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/10/2010 7:49:40 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I take it as I had my gallbladder removed and had diarhea. I want to know if this is a statin drug. I take colestipol

Condition: Other
10/13/2010 6:49:34 PM

Reviewer: slammer1005, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was prescribed for ibs-d and it did help me in that respect but my blood pressure went sky high and I had muscle aches. Mr dr. took me off the medication.

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.

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