Colestipol

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  1. Colestipol Benefits & Uses
  2. Colestipol Dosage & How to Take
  3. Colestipol Side Effects
  4. Colestipol Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Colestipol with Other Drugs
  6. Colestipol Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Colestipol
  8. Colestipol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Colestipol Benefits & Uses

Colestipol is used to treat the following -

  1. High Cholesterol Primary
  2. Cholestatic Liver Diseases

Colestipol Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Colestipol

Colestipol

Colestipol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Colestipol 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

Colestipol Related Warnings

Is the use of Colestipol safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get mild side effects from Colestipol.

Mild

Is the use of Colestipol safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Colestipol for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

Mild

What is the effect of Colestipol on the Kidneys?

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

Moderate

What is the effect of Colestipol on the Liver?

Colestipol can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Colestipol on the Heart?

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

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Colestipol with Other Drugs

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

Colestipol Contraindications

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

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

Frequently asked Questions about Colestipol

Is this Colestipol habit forming or addictive?

Colestipol does not cause addiction.

No

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

Colestipol does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Colestipol should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Colestipol cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Colestipol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Colestipol

Colestipol may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Colestipol

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

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Colestid® (colestipol hydrochloride)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 636,638
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 78-79
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