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01-16-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Cholestyramine Advice??

Hi,

I just got this large can of Cholestyramine and I can't get myself to try it yet..

It's this yellow powder and comes with a 1gram scooper. Which looks like a lot.

Am I always supposed to take a whole scoop every time I eat? Or only for large meals? I usually have smaller meals or snacks throughout the day.

How much liquid do I need to mix it in?

What drinks do you mix it with?

I'm worried that if it tastes bad I'm going to have a lot of trouble taking it.

I thought the dr said it came in packets and I was supposed to put it over food. Then I see this giant tub I'm supposed to drink.

Appreciate any advice, I need a push!
01-16-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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I have the packets and just mix it in water. How often you take it depends on how much will get you by.

When I am working my regular job, I take it before I go to work. I only take it once a day when working. I usually don't take it at all if I am at home or working in our office.

On a long car ride I take it. Basically it is for convenience and if it might be awhile to find a rest room. I always have some with me.

It does not taste good or that bad. It is fairly tasteless but kind of gritty.

Go for it. Take a big ole gulp. I have had worse.

Dan
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01-17-2014, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan, that helps.

Forgot to ask when exactly I should drink it? Before, during or after I eat?
01-17-2014, 05:26 AM   #4
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I take it before I eat. Right before.

Dan
01-17-2014, 09:21 AM   #5
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I take this twice a day . Before taking you should consult your pharmasist . This drug interacts with almost all drugs . I take my other medicines two hour before taking the cholestyramine or six hours after . You should check because your other medicine may not be working to their fullest .
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