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Blood thinners and Cholestyramine

I have began taking Cholestyramine for Oral Suspension for the severe diarrhea I have been living with following the removal of my gall bladder in June, 2018. It seems to be working, but I am con- cerned about it absorbing the blood thinning medication I have been on following 3 strokes. There have been no more strokes since beginning Plavix 6 years ago. Does anyone know the answer? I would appreciate any help given towards answering this question!

Cholestyramine for diarrhea

I do have high cholesterol and high triglycerides(sp?) but the Cholestyramine was prescribed for me for diarrhea and such since my gall-bladder surgery. i am confused as it is not on the instructions re: what I went to the doctor to have "fixed"? I was losing my stools 3 or 4 times per day. ## Cholestyramine can be used to treat diarrhea, because it makes bile acids, such as those that may be secreted after gall bladder surgery, from being osmotically active. When they are osmotically active, they attract more water from the body into the bowel, which can cause diarrhea. It may cause side effects, such as: constipation, nausea, tooth discoloration and premature tooth decay. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## To Verwon: Thank you so very much for this post/rep...

Cholestyramine and joint pain

I have taken this med for almost 2 years now and have been having a lot of joint pain. Anyone else experience this? It really helps my stomach but the joint pain is getting bad. ## Hi nickel, Sorry to hear about your situation. 2 years is a long time to take something without experiencing any adverse reactions. According to DailyMed (NIH), musculoskeletal side effects such as muscle/joint pain, backache, & arthritis are all listed as known side effects of Cholestyramine. Ref: As the case with many medications, the decision to continue treatment may boil down to determining whether the benefits of Cholestyramine outweigh its side effects. I hope you find relief soon! ## i followed up with my doctor ...

cholestyramine flavor

For the past six months, I've taken cholestyramine~ 4 scoops a day. I've discovered that (silk brand) coconut milk interacts with cholestyramine and makes it frothy! And it masks that factory taste! Chunky applesauce also adds texture. Anyhow, the cholestyramine is working! ## Hello, Blue! How are you? That's awesome! I'm glad you've discovered something that works. The prescribing information provided by the FDA also says that it can be mixed with soups or other fruits, such as chunky pineapple, as long as their is enough liquid. The typical side effects of this medication may possibly including dizziness, drowsiness and constipation. Is there anything I can help with? ## Hi I just started this med on Monday. Keep going to bathroom & am so nauseaus. I have not t...

Chlolestyramine drug information

Assuming the recommended dosage of Sandoz chlolestyramine powder is once a day, when is the best time to take it? At bedtime? An hour after breakfast? An hour after an evening dinner meal? It is my understanding the powder should not be taken too soon after a meal and/or before a meal. ## From what I've found, it's just said that it should be taken before meals, but it doesn't list any one in particular for this dosing, such as before breakfast or dinner. Learn more Cholestyramine details here. Have you consulted your doctor? They may have a better idea of when it would be best for you to take it. The most common side effect associated with it is constipation. ## Take this medication before a meal and/or at bedtime, and try to take any other medications at least 1 hour befor...

Prevalite (Cholestyamine) Reviews

I have no copper level and my white blood platelets count is 38. I take one packet of Prevalite (Cholestyramine) in the morning. Does anyone else have the same problem? ## Were these conditions present before you started taking the Prevalite, or did they only appear after you started taking it? It is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol and to treat itching in people that produce too much bile acid. The NIH warns that letting it sit in your mouth for too long can cause dental damage. ## This is a condition I got after 8 years taking the medicine. I have been going to an infusion center for 18 copper infusions. Dr. Can't figure out what is wrong. Probably a bone marrow test will be ordered up.Not looking forward to that. And a have felt fine .Never in any pain.I walk 10 miles...

Cholestyramine and soda

I found a way to drink that crap down. I put it in a can of orange soda, stir it well!! Darn if it's not easy to take. Great to take it early then don't take any drugs for four hours. After that you are home free!! I'm just grateful because my life is nearly normal and I'm as sane as I'll ever be!!?? ## Hello, Maria! How are you? That's a great idea and I'm glad it's working so well for you. I'm sure this information will also help others. It can also be mixed in soups, or fruits such as applesauce. As listed by the FDA, it's most common side effects is constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## The paperwork I received with mine says not to use it with carbonated drinks. ## I thought it couldn't be mixed with a carbonated bevera...


Is Cholestralomine a statin? ## Hello, Judy! How are you? I'm sorry, did you mean Cholestyramine? If so, no. It is a bile acid sequestrant. But through its action, it can lower plasma cholesterol levels. Its most common side effects are constipation, tooth discoloration, increased risk of gallstones and increased triglyceride levels. Is there anything else I can help with?

cholestyramine for itching

I have chronic itching due liver disease. My dr. said that taking cholestyramine may help. Can you offer any insight ## Hello, Viktoria! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about your health issues. Cholestyramine helps remove bile acids from the body and in many case where someone has a liver problem, the symptoms they experience such as the itching, are due to it not being properly processed out, anymore. So yes, it may help you, others have had success with it. Is there anything else I can help with?

Diarrea following gall bladder removal

Assuming recommended dosage of Sandoz chlolestyramine powder is once a day, when is the best time to take it ? At bedtime ? An hour after breakfast ? An hour after evening dinner meal ? It is my understanding the powder should not be taken too soon after a meal.and/or before a meal. ## Actually, the directions list that it should be taken before meals. Learn more Cholestyramine details here. But they don't specifically say that it should be before breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have you asked your doctor about it? They may have specific reasons you should take it at a certain time.


Assuming recommended dosage of Sandoz chlolestyramine powder is once a day, when is the best time to take it ? At bedtime ? An hour after breakfast ? An hour after evening dinner meal ? It is my understanding the powder should not be taken too soon after a meal.and/or before a meal. ## The prescribing information for this drug states that you can take it "1-6 times daily". Quoted below are the dosing, administration, & preparation guidelines from the manufacturer: "The suggested time of administration IS AT MEALTIME but may be modified to avoid interference with absorption of other medications. Although the recommended dosing schedule is twice daily, Cholestyramine for Oral Suspension USP powder may be administered in 1 to 6 doses per day. Cholestyramine for Oral Suspens...

Cholestyramine Oral Suspension, USP Light

Cholestyramine distributed by apothecon - Does Blue Cross cover this medication? ## Does cholestyramine come in pill form? ## I have never seen it as a pill form. I have been taking it for 18 years daily. ## Can you tell me how much this product would cost without insurance? Also is there a way to legally donate this medicine if the product is no longer needed?


oral solution ## This is a drug used to lower a person's cholesterol. ## Not allway,s the DOC put me on this as i had half my bowel out and 3 foot of intestine out gang green ever since that been living in the bathroom since taking Questran every thing is working ok Thank You Doc ## I had a small bowel resection 18 years ago and take it. Everything is good for me too.

Cholestyramine versus Cholestyramine

I have been using Cholestyramine powder for a long time for digestive problems. It works great, now my prescription provider will not cover it but will cover Cholestyramine Light. Is there a difference and what is it? ## Cholestyramine Light is just one of a few brand names for Cholestyramine. They do contain the same ingredient, but may be used in a different manner than the powdered form. I haven't been able to confirm if the Light version is an oral tablet or something else. User guidelines note that: Cholestyramine is available as powder form, in 4 gram packets, or in larger canisters. In the United States, it can be purchased either as a generic medicine, or as Questran or Questran Light (Bristol-Myers Squibb). You can view more information about this medication in the link bel...


is cholestyram an antacid? ## No, Cholestyramine is a bile acid sequestrant, it basically binds to bile in the GI tract to prevent it being reabsorbed, by its method of action, it actually helps lower cholesterol. Learn more: Has your doctor instructed you to take it?

ibs / proctofoam

always going to the bathroom as soon as i eat. all day and night. nothing seems to help. I take cholestyramine for oral it's in powder form. Can somebody help me. Thanks for any info . ## Have you seen a doctor? The Cholestyramine should actually cause the opposite problem, making you constipated, because o the way it works. What country are you in? Then I can see what other products or medications may be available for you.


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