Colestipol

Category: Cholesterol



Colestipol 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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Oblong Yellow Pill G On One Side 450 Other

found outside a large oblong yellowish pill with a G on one side and the number 450 on the other side wondering what this is/ As I have children and would like to find if belongs to any of our neighbor's ## From what I've found, this is a 1gram Colestipol tablet, it is a bile acid sequestrant that's used to help lower cholesterol. Learn more Colestipol details here. Is there anything else I can help with?

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large white oval pill G 450

Large off white oval pill one side says G tha other side has 450 stamped on it ## This tablet contains 1g of Colestipol, which is used to prevent the absorption of Bile salts. Common side effects may include: bloating, constipation, heartburn and stomach pain. Read more: Are there any questions or comments?

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what is it for

my doctor gave it to me to help me with diarra after i'd had gallbladder surgery . ## Colestipol is generic for Colestid. It is used for high cholesterol, but is also used for people who have short term problems with diarrhea. Since it causes constipation in those who use it for lowering their cholesterol it has been used to help those with diarrhea. It is fairly new but seems to work well. Beware as it interacts with a whole list of other medications.

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side effects of colestipol

colestipol side effects ## Colestipol is an anion-exchange resin used to lower blood cholesterol levels. SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include constipation, gas, nausea, or heartburn. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Colestipol
  • 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 Colestipol: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0009-0370 Flavored Colestid 5 g/7.5g Oral Granule, for Suspension by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
  • 0115-5211 Colestipol 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-5212 Colestipol Hydrochloride 5 g/1 Oral Suspension by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-5213 Colestipol Hydrochloride 5 g/1 Oral Suspension by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 54868-0610 Colestipol 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 59762-0260 Colestipol Hydrochloride 5 g/5g Oral Granule, for Suspension by Greenstone LLC
  • 59762-0450 Colestipol 1 Gm Oral Tablet by Greenstone LLC
  • 68151-4361 Colestipol Hydrochloride 1 g/1 Oral Tablet by Carilion Materials Management
  • 69189-0450 Colestipol Hydrochloride 1 g/1 Oral Tablet by Avera Mckennan Hospital

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

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