Colestipol



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Colestipol Information



Colestipol Benefits & Uses

Colestipol is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Colestipol 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Off label uses


Colestipol Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

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?


    Colestipol may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Colestipol on the Kidneys?


    Kidney can be affected by Colestipol. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Colestipol on the Liver?


    Colestipol may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    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 -

Moderate



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 -



Frequently asked Questions about Colestipol

  • Is this Colestipol habit forming or addictive?


    Colestipol is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


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

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Colestipol only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Colestipol is not used to treat mental disorders.

    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


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Colestid® (colestipol hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 636,638

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 78-79



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