Active Ingredient(s): Colestipol
FDA Approved: * April 4, 1977
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Colestid Overview

Colestipol (trade names Colestid, Cholestabyl) is a bile acid sequestrant used to lower blood cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL).[1][2] It is also used to reduce stool volume and frequency, and in the treatment of chronic diarrhea.[3] Like cholestyramine, colestipol works in the gut by trapping bile acids and preventing them from being reabsorbed. This leads to decreased enterohepatic recirculation of bile acids, increased ...

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Colestid side effects headache

I've been getting daily headaches while taking Colestid for diarrhea control. When I stop taking it the headaches go away. Is this a normal side effect? ## Yes, that can be a side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience constipation, dry mouth, dizziness and stomach pain. Have you tried anything to help with the headaches? Your doctor might have an idea of what could help alleviate them.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Granule: 5gm/packet, 5gm/scoopful
  • Granule, for Reconstituti: 5g
  • Tablet: 1g, 1gm
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Colestid: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0009-0260 Colestid 5 g/5g Oral Granule, for Suspension by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
  • 0009-0450 Colestid 1000 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company

Other drugs which contain Colestipol or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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