ColestidActive Ingredient(s): Colestipol
FDA Approved: * April 4, 1977
Pharm Company: * PHARMACIA AND UPJOHN
Colestipol (trade names Colestid, Cholestabyl) is a bile acid sequestrant used to lower blood cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL). It is also used to reduce stool volume and frequency, and in the treatment of chronic diarrhea. 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 ... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.
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