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Colestid (Colestipol)

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Drug
Mfr.
Country
Dosage
Qty
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Type:
Drug:Colestid Tablet
Mfr.:Pfizer
Country:Canada
Dosage:1 gm
Qty:120
Price:$57.99
Type:
Colestid Granule
Pfizer
Canada
5 gm/30 each
1
$57.99

Information

Colestid (Colestipol) is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol. Colestid belongs to a class of medications called Bile Acid Sequestrants, and lowers “bad” cholesterol in your blood, also called LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol. It does this by binding with bile acids in the intestines, which forms a complex that can then be removed through excretion. This increased output of bile acids leads to an increase of receptors in your liver that can reduce LDL cholesterol levels, which in turn lowers the overall level of the bad cholesterol. Lowering your LDL cholesterol may reduce your risk of heart disease and arteriosclerosis (hardened arteries), which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and circulation problems.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Colestid from Canada by Pfizer in the strength of 1gm tablets, and the Granules are available in a dosage of 5 gm/30 granules. The generic alternative is currently unavailable.

Side Effects

The common side effects of Colestid include constipation, stomach/abdominal pain, gas, nausea, vomiting or hemorrhoids. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice more serious side effects such as:

• Black, bloody, or tarry stools;
• Chest pain/pressure;
• Confusion;
• Rapid breathing;
• Severe constipation or stomach pain;
• Trouble swallowing;
• Unusual bleeding/bruising;

If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention.

Customer Precautions

You should not take Colestid if you are allergic to Colestipol. To make sure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing, constipation or hemorrhoids, blockage in your intestines, a stomach or digestive disorder, liver disease, a thyroid disorder, a bleeding disorder, a history of major stomach or bowel surgery, or if you have a vitamin A, D, E, or K deficiency. Avoid taking other medications at the same time you take Colestid. Take your other medications at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after you take this medication. Some medications may interact with Colestid, especially steroids, heart medications, diuretics (water pills), antibiotics, or other cholesterol medications. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions. This medication can cause constipation. Avoid this by drinking 8 to 12 full glasses of water every day. Ask your doctor before using a laxative or stool softener.

Colestid is not expected to harm an unborn baby when taken at the recommended dose. However, taking Colestid can make it harder for your body to absorb certain vitamins that are needed during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Colestid can also make it harder for your body to absorb certain vitamins that are important if you are nursing a baby. Do not take Colestid without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding. Some forms of this medication may contain Phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this medication if you have phenylketonuria. Colestid is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

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