Colestipol is a cholesterol-bringing down medication.
Colestipol brings down “awful” cholesterol in the blood, which is additionally called LDL (low-thickness lipoprotein) cholesterol. Bringing down your LDL cholesterol may decrease your danger of solidified veins, which can prompt heart assaults, stroke, and dissemination issues.
Bringing down elevated cholesterol levels is a vital piece of averting coronary illness and arteriosclerosis (solidifying of the veins).
Colestipol may likewise be utilized for purposes not recorded as a part of this prescription aide.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
severe constipation or stomach pain; or
black, bloody, or tarry stools.
Common side effects may include:
For adults, COLESTID Tablets are recommended in doses of 2 to 16 grams/day given once or in divided doses. The starting dose should be 2 grams once or twice daily. Dosage increases of 2 grams, once or twice daily should occur at 1- or 2-month intervals. Appropriate use of lipid profiles as per NCEP guidelines including LDL-C and triglycerides, is advised so that optimal but not excessive doses are used to obtain the desired therapeutic effect on LDL-C level. If the desired therapeutic effect is not obtained at a dose of 2 to 16 grams/day with good compliance and acceptable side effects, combined therapy or alternate treatment should be considered.