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Colestid Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Colestipol is a cholesterol lowering drug. Because lowering high cholesterol levels is an important part of preventing heart disease and arteriosclerosis. It is used to reduce the amount of cholesterol and various fatty substances that are available in your blood. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina, strokes, and heart attacks.

Colestid Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 packet or 1 level scoopful once or twice a day.
  • If you are taking Colestid tablets, then the usual starting dose is 2 grams once or twice a day.

Uses of Colestid

  • Colestipol is used to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Colestid

Before taken Colestid medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Colestid. Side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • Worsening of hemorrhoids

Warnings and precautions before taking Colestid:

  • Your cholesterol and triglyceride levels should be checked regularly while you are taking Colestid.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to colestipol or any other drugs.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially amiodarone (Cordarone), antibiotics, anticoagulants such as warfarin, digitoxin, digoxin, diuretics, iron, loperamide, oral diabetes medications, phenobarbital, phenylbutazone, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should tell your doctor if you have or have ever had unusual bleeding, an underactive thyroid gland, heart or intestinal disease, or if you have hemorrhoids.
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Colestid with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Colestid with the following:

  • Chlorothiazide
  • Digitalis
  • Furosemide
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Propranolol
  • Tetracycline drugs such as Sumycin
Overdose

After taken Colestid if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Colestid overdose include

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence


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