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Cholestyramine Side Effects
Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today.Top ribs hurt when cough.Related?
Questran (cholestyramine): Possible. Questran (cholestyramine) causes allergies,GI effects gas, bloating, stomach pain; tingling/pain in left back may be allergy or colonic irritation as colon is high in back (almost mid scapula). Timing of the pain to Questran (cholestyramine) dosing?Same for the rib pain (referred irritation of colon).Alternatively could be viral/bacteria infection(pneumonia-mycoplasma), cold, since you are coughing. F/U w/doc today ...Read more
Sort of.: Several otc alternatives to Cholestyramine are touted by various alternative medicine groups. The most popular, as far as i can tell, is a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate, but neither it nor any similar product has been proven safe or effective. I would strongly suggest checking with your doctor before using any such products. ...Read more
Son had gallbladder out many years ago. He constantly has dumping syndrome still after everything he eats. Tried questran, correct eating. Any advice?
Insufficient info: Dumping syndrome usually occurs after gastric surgery, not gallbladder surgery. Vagal nerve damage is one cause, but your son needs an extensive evaluation by a gastroenterologist. He may not have dumping syndrome. you list his conditions to include vaginal dryness and hot flashes. ? ...Read more
Supposedly I am allergic to Araba. Info says it will stay in your body for up to 2 years. I’ve been given prevalite (cholestyramine) to clean my system. Dr. says 2 weeks to clean out my system. Is this right?
Better lipid med: It depends is the best answer. These are both good meds depending on the type of elevated lipid. Cholestyramine is used to lower triglycerides and other fats by preventing absorption in the intestine, so if you have a high fat diet this may be a better medicine for you. ...Read more
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