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Is There A Bearable Way To Mix Cholestyramine Powder?

Is There A Bearable Way To Mix Cholestyramine Powder?

I have been taking cholestyramine powder for about 6 months and if you take it you know it is not pleasant. It does not dissolve in liquid and if not mixed up vigorously you are swallowing lumps of orange powder. If there is anyone out there who takes it and has found a halfway bearable way of taking it I would greatly appreciate any advice. It helps so well for me but I want to puke everytime I drink it. What sucks is just about everything bothers me and I NEED to take this medication if I ever… read more

posted December 5, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I was on it for years . Best way for me was to add a packet and a packet of Crystal Light in a bottled water and shake it after every 3 or 4 swallows . At least that way you can keep it from settling .
Hope this helps😊

posted January 1, 2020
A myIBSteam Member

I mix mine in orange juice if your tummy can tolerate it!

posted December 6, 2019
A myIBSteam Member

I use A glass of orange juice , and a sugar sub and mix real well in the blender. My problem is I cannot get it to regulate. It is always too much or too little plus with co pay on my ins it is getting too expensive for me.

posted January 21, 2020
A myIBSteam Member

I just started drinking it in Pineapple juice now! Works great! Plus it has Bromelain which helps diarrhea too!

posted January 18, 2020 (edited)
A myIBSteam Member

I take it with applesauce. I only use it after a flareup, because it can also put me into IBS-C if I take too much of it. But sometime when travel I just suck it up and put in water.

posted January 17, 2020

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