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Formulation : Tablet
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Colestid
Dosage: 1g
Quantity: 120
Price: $71.25
Colestid
Dosage: 1g
Quantity: 240
Price: $121.45
Colestid
Dosage: 1g
Quantity: 360
Price: $171.20

Description

Colestid Uses 

Colestid contains colestipol as an active ingredient; it belongs to the class of bile acid sequestrant, prescribed in patients with hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol levels. This medicine should be taken in addition to proper diets such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet, exercise, and weight control.  

Colestid helps lower high cholesterol levels by binding to bile acids in the intestine; usually, bile acids are reabsorbed, but since it is bound by colestipol, it is then carried out in the body through the stool. When the bile acid is at low levels, the liver is forced to replace what is lost and convert more cholesterol into bile acids resulting in a low amount of cholesterol in the body. This medication lowers the LDL low-density lipoprotein or the bad cholesterol to lessen the risk of hardened arteries leading to heart attack, stroke, and other circulation problems. 

Before taking this medication, inform your doctor of your medical history especially swallowing problem, constipation, hemorrhoid, and kidney disease. Your doctor may also recommend multivitamins while taking this medicine, for it can interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients such as fat-soluble vitamins and folic acid. 

Colestid Dosing 

Before taking this medication, inform your doctor of all other medicines you are taking to avoid drug interactions. The dose and length of treatment are based on the medical condition and response to the medication. Colestid 1g is available in tablet form, which should be swallowed whole, not cut, crushed, or chewed; it should be taken with food and plenty of water. Tablets are usually prescribed in 2g once or twice a day; based on the response, the dose can be adjusted up to 16g per day after 1 to 2 months, which can be administered as a single dose or in divided doses.  

An oral granule in 5 g strength is also available, which should be diluted in water or other liquids; after drinking the diluted solution, rinse the glass with liquid to ensure all the granules are taken; it can also be mixed with water soups, soft foods, or crushed fruits. The granule mixture should also be swallowed immediately without chewing or holding it in the mouth to avoid damaging the teeth. The dose is usually started at the lowest and is gradually increased to avoid the risk of side effects. The granules are given at 5G once or twice a day with increments of up to 30g per day after 1 to 2 months based on the response, in single or divided doses. 

 Colestid should be taken regularly at the same time of the day every day to help attain the benefits; in case a dose is forgotten, take it as soon as remembered, but if it is almost the time of the following intake schedule, skip the missed dose for double dosing is discouraged. 

Colestid Cost 

Availing Colestid requires a prescription at the pharmacy even online; the cash price may vary depending on insurance coverage, supply you are availing, and where you purchase the product. This medicine is moderately affordable, and a generic version is also available at a significantly lower price. At Canada prescription plus, you can avail of the brand and generic version at a much lower cost than other local and online pharmacies. You may check the pricing of this product by clicking here. 

Colestid Side Effects 

Constipation, abdominal pain, gas, nausea, and vomiting are the common side effects of this medication; please contact your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice if any of them persist or worsen. Take note that the side effects of colestipol listed here are not the complete list. 

Get medical attention if any of the serious side effects listed below occur: 

  • Trouble swallowing 
  • Severe constipation 
  • Severe stomach pain 
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stool 
  • Chest pain 
  • Unusual bleeding 
  • Rapid breathing 
  • Constipation 
  • Severe allergic reaction 

Frequently Asked Questions 

-Where should I store Colestid? 

This medicine should be kept at room temperature, away from moisture and light; keep it away from children and your pet’s reach. 

-Is Colestid safe for pregnant women? 

Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication before taking it, for it may affect the nutrients needed in pregnancy. 

-Can I just take the Colestid granules directly? 

 Do not take the granules without dissolving or mixing in soft foods, for it may cause choking or accidentally inhaled. 

-Can I just stop taking Colestid? 

Do not stop taking this medication without your doctor’s advice, for the blood cholesterol levels may rise again, increasing the risk of stroke and heart attack. 

-How long before you feel Colestid working? 

 It will take up to 2 weeks to several months before cholesterol levels improve; taking it regularly with exercise and diet will help a lot. 

 

Additional information

Drug Name:

Colestid

Scientific Name:

Colestipol

Other Names:

Colestid

Strength(s):

1g

Quantities Available:

120, 360, 240

Formulation:

Tablet