Colestid is an anti-cholesterol medication prescribed along with diet and exercise to reduce “bad” cholesterol, commonly known as LDL (low-density lipoprotein), in the bloodstream. Lowering your LDL can help avoid arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can cause heart attacks, strokes, and blood circulation problems.
This drug comes in tablets and granules. The tablet form, Colestid 1g, contains one gram of micronized colestipol hydrochloride. The granules come in 5 g (1 packet or 1 level scoop).
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- This is used in conjunction with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood cholesterol levels.
- Treatment of diarrhea caused by elevated intestinal bile acids after some intestinal surgery and treatment of itching caused by a partial restriction of the bile flow owing to liver illness are two less prevalent applications. The buildup of bile acids in the body is thought to cause itching.
- You should not crush, chew, or break the pill. It should be swallowed entirely. Only one tablet should be swallowed at a time, with a full glass of water.
- If you have difficulties swallowing the pill or if it seems like it gets caught in your throat after you consume it, contact your doctor.
- Using a small quantity of water, milk, broth soup, applesauce, hot or cold cereal, or crushed fruit, dissolve the granules (such as pineapple, pears, peaches, or fruit cocktail). Stir everything together and drink or eat it all straight away. Without chewing or holding the mixture in your mouth, swallow it whole. If this drug is left in touch with your teeth for an extended period, it can harm them.
Colestid Side Effects
Immediately contact your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.
- Swallowing difficulties;
- Constipation or stomach ache that is severe; or
- Stools that are dark, bloody, or tarry.
- Other drugs may be prevented from being absorbed as a result due to Colestid. Other medications should be taken at least 1 hour before or after colestipol.
- Even if you think your illness has improved, keep taking your prescription.
- People with persistent constipation, hemorrhoids, or renal illness may not use this drug.
Frequently Asked Questions
-How fast does Colestid work?
Improvement in cholesterol levels may manifest after two weeks to several months of use. Keep using this medication as prescribed to maximize effectiveness and get the best results.
-What is the mechanism of action of Colestid?
This is an oral cholesterol-lowering medication that is not absorbed into the body through the intestine. Instead, it functions by attaching bile acids in the colon and encouraging bile acid excretion in the stool.
–How much is the price of this medication?
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