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COLESTID Tablets may be larger than pills you have taken before. If you have had swallowing problems or choking with food, liquids or other tablets or capsules in the past, you should discuss this with your doctor before taking COLESTID Tablets.
- It is important that you take COLESTID Tablets correctly:
- Always take one tablet at a time and swallow promptly.
- Swallow each tablet whole. Do not cut, crush, or chew the tablets.
COLESTID Tablets must be taken with water or another liquid that you prefer. Swallowing the tablets will be easier if you drink plenty of liquid as you swallow each tablet.
Difficulty swallowing and temporary obstruction of the esophagus (the tube between your mouth and stomach) have been rarely reported in patients taking COLESTID Tablets. If a tablet does get stuck after you swallow it, you may notice pressure or discomfort. If this happens to you, you should contact your doctor. Do not take COLESTID Tablets again without your doctor's advice.
If you are taking other medications, you should take them at least one hour before or four hours after taking COLESTID Tablets.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/15/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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