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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of cholestyramine (with sugar) oral.

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Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
6/11/2011 2:02:30 PM

Reviewer: Toby66, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Saved my life. I was prescribed this after surgery for Crohn's Disease. Went from 8-12 bathroom visits a day to less than 4. Works very quickly, within 24 hours and I can take one or two doses per day. I get three big containers, which lasts for 3 months, verses the individual packs for less than $10. Just be sure to drink lots of water after each dose.

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
5/24/2011 2:40:16 PM

Reviewer: GRCEO1, 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have had chronic diarrhea since my gall bladder removal 2 years ago. Nothing helped(took powder fiber,anti diarrhea meds.,etc.). After 1 week of daily usage, I have gone diarrhea free for the first time in over a year.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
8/6/2010 9:50:13 PM

Reviewer: ellie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have irritable bowel syndrome and had really bad diarrhea, the doc gave me this medication to take twice a day,and it helped the first day, you have to drink a lot of water with it but it is worth it

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
6/22/2010 4:35:30 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
It works well for diarrhea, but it is a bit troublesome to pull out the packet and mix it, especially if you're around others. I've been getting headaches after taking it. Has anyone else? Has anyone taken this in conjunction with imodium (though not at the same hour, of course)?

Condition: Chronic Diarrhea
5/1/2010 9:14:03 PM

Reviewer: DN, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I experienced what I am certain was food poisoning, beginning with severe diarrhea for 2 days after eating bad chicken at TooJay's Restaurant (which was infested with gnats, and addressed w/the manager who said he has been battling them for two weeks now! I am sorry we didn't leave as soon as we noticed this problem!) and I haven't felt this horrible since I had H-Pylori twice in 1999! ... Show Full Comment

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