Colestipol is a cholesterol and fat lowering medicine. Colestipol is prescribed for patients with high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Without a Prescription
Colestipol is prescribed to help lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
One packet or 1 level scoopful granules contains 5gr of Colestipol.
The usual starting dose is 1 packet or 1 level scoopful 1-2 per day.
The usual starting dose is 2gr (2 tablets) once or twice a day, if you are taking Colestipol tablets.
Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Intestinal Blockage;
- Abdominal pain;
- Eye irritation;
- Abdominal cramps;
Side effects may include:
- Worsening of hemorrhoids;
- Unusual bleeding/bruising;
- Swelling of lips tongue face;
- Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea/indigestion/heartburn/decreased appetite;
- Increased heart rate/chest pain;
- Hiccups/sour taste in your mouth;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Closing of throat;
- Black/bloody/tarry stools;
- Allergic Reaction;
- Abdominal pain;
- Colestipolum [INN-Latin];
Colestipol is contraindicated in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of Colestipol components.
Colestipol is contraindicated if you are allergic to it or any of its components.
Colestipol is contraindicated if you have:
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Suffering from constipation or Hemorrhoids;
- Underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism);
Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Warfarin (Coumadin);
- Ursodiol (Actigall);
- Tolbutamide (Orinase);
- Sumycin Achromycin;
- Propranolol (Inderal);
- Phenytoin (Dilantin);
- Nicotinic Acid (Niacin);
- Naproxen (Aleve Anaprox Naprosyn);
- Metolazone (Mykrox Zaroxolyn);
- Methyldopa (Aldomet);
- Levothyroxine (Synthroid Levoxyl Levothroid);
- Ketoprofen (Orudis Orudis KT Oruvail);
- Indomethacin (Indocin);
- Indapamide (Lozol);
- Imipramine (Tofranil);
- Ibuprofen (Motrin Advil);
- Hydrocortisone (Cortef Hydrocortone));
- Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ HydroDiuril);
- Glipizide (Glucotrol);
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid) Clofibrate Atromid-S);
- Furosemide (Lasix);
- Fat-soluble Vitamins (Vitamins A D E and K);
- Digoxin (Lanoxin Lanoxicaps);
- Clindamycin (Cleocin);
- Chlorothiazide (Diuril);
- Amoxil (Augmentin Pen VK Veetids);