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Colestid Information

Colestid Benefits & Uses

Colestid is used to treat the following -

Colestid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Colestid


Colestid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Colestid is used -

  1. Constipation Moderate
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Flatulence Mild
  4. Headache Mild
  5. Rash
  6. Angina Pectoris
  7. Arrhythimia
  8. Stomach ache Mild
  9. Urticaria

Colestid Related Warnings

Is the use of Colestid safe for pregnant women?

Colestid has little to no side effects in pregnant women.


Is the use of Colestid safe during breastfeeding?

Colestid may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Colestid on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Colestid . If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Colestid on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Colestid . If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.


What is the effect of Colestid on the Heart?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Colestid . If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.


Severe Interaction of Colestid with Other Drugs

Colestid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Colestid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Colestid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  2. Hypothyroidism
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Cholecystitis

Frequently asked Questions about Colestid

Is this Colestid habit forming or addictive?

Colestid does not cause addiction.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Colestid since it will not make you feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, Colestid is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Colestid is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Colestid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Colestid

Some foods when eaten with Colestid can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.


Interaction between Alcohol and Colestid

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Colestid and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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