Questran nausea question

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   Posted 4/6/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm supposed to be taking questran daily to control bile induced diarrhea.  It actually works but I get so nauseous after taking it.   I take it with food and it doesn't help.   I remain feeling queezy for a couple hours after eating.   After that I feel fine and remain diarrhea free for aprox a day.    Can anyone give me suggestions on how I can tame the nausea so I can continue taking the medication?

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   Posted 4/6/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you're having that kind of reaction. What are you mixing the questran with? I know if I can taste the questran a little too much, it can make me gag a bit and feel uneasy for a while. Maybe find something that mixes better and helps get rid of the taste, if that's what is causing it.

Otherwise I'd imagine you're doing the right thing by taking it with food. I know it's no fun to take, but it does work, so I suffer on through! LOL
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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   Posted 4/7/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking Questran for many years to control bile induced diarrhea.  I figured out early on that I didn't need to take the amount of Questran prescribed to control the diarrhea.  The drug's purpose is to lower cholesterol and I believe the prescribed amount is for that reason. I found it to be very effective in controlling diarrhea in a reduced amount.  Perhaps a smaller dose will be as effective and cause less nausea.  You'd have to experiment, with your doctor's approval.  MI
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