Average Rating: 4.4 (9 Ratings)

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 5  Diarrhoea None It certainly works in preventing diarrhoea. F 74 0 years
 4  Short bowel after Crohns surgery Can't function without it. I take 2-3 packages daily. if I don't take it I cannot leave the house. No side effects. I have been taking it since it was released by the FDA..30 years? It is very would think the cost would come down. F 77
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 4  cecum removed chrons disease No side effects unless I missed a dose i would have severe diarrhoea and pains in my side. As soon as i started taking this it stopped the diarrhoea and the burning sensation when going the toilet. I can manage on half a sachet to one sachet a day in the morning. F 32 6 months
 5  Crohn's Disease (diarrhea) None Can't take any other medications an hour before or a couple of hours afterward. I've been on many different drugs for Crohn's Disease (Asacol, Dipentum, Pentasa and now Lialda), but it wasn't until I started the Questran that my diarrhea abated significantly. If I go a day without it, I have diarrhea all day long; but otherwise if I take it, I rarely do. It's been a true lifesaver for me! A bonus is that my cholesterol is also very low! F 51 12 years
 4  bile acid bloating F 67 1 years
 5  Questran light very good no side effects take 2 packets morning one in the aternoon M 73 10 years
 5  Diarrhea and high cholesterol None. I had my gall bladder removed at age 13 due to an accident, which ultimately caused severe diarrhea. Using questran light, which has a side effect of constipation for some, caused me to have normal bowel movements. I'm now "normal" and love it! It also controls my cholesterol levels. A two for one! M 43 6 years
 3  microscopic colitis-antidiaharreal worked great for 1 month. am upping my dosage up to 3 packets. often have acid reflux after taking seems to help reduce cramping F 53 2 months
 5  distal ileum, ileocecal valve remov must take care not to take it within at least two hours of other medications, because it absorbs them along with the bile. Keeps my cholesterol low, even though I didn't have a problem before taking it. Need to adjust dose to correspond to amout of fat eaten. If I'm planning to eat a fatty meal, I up my dose. Periodically I try not taking it, which results in diarrhea, so I guess I'm on it for life. F 58 5.5 years

QUESTRAN LIGHT  (CHOLESTYRAMINE):  Cholestyramine is used along with a proper diet to lower cholesterol in the blood. Lowering cholesterol helps decrease the risk for strokes and heart attacks. In addition to a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details. Cholestyramine may also be used to treat itching in people with too much bile acid caused by a certain type of liver/bile duct disease (partial biliary obstruction). This medication is known as a bile acid-binding resin. It works by removing bile acid from the body. In people with high cholesterol, this causes the liver to make more bile acid by using cholesterol in the blood. This helps to lower the cholesterol levels.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)