Slideshows Images Quizzes

Copyright © 2018 by RxList Inc. RxList does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.

Colestid

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/27/2017
Colestid Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/27/2017

Colestid (micronized colestipol hydrochloride) Tablets is a cholesterol-lowering drug used to lower "bad" cholesterol in the blood, which is also called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Lowering LDL cholesterol may reduce the risk of hardened arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and circulation problems. Colestid is available in generic form. Common side effects of Colestid include:

Tell your doctor if you experience rare but serious side effects of Colestid including:

  • difficulty swallowing
  • chest pain or pressure
  • severe stomach/abdominal pain
  • severe constipation
  • bloody/black/tarry stools
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • rapid breathing
  • confusion
  • muscle or joint pain, or
  • loss of appetite

For adults, Colestid Tablets are recommended in doses of 2 to 16 grams/day given once or in divided doses. The starting dose should be 2 grams once or twice daily. Dosage increases of 2 grams, once or twice daily should occur at 1- or 2-month intervals. Colestid may interact with steroids, heart medications, diuretics (water pills), antibiotics, or other cholesterol-lowering medications. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. During pregnancy, Colestid should be used only when prescribed. It may affect the absorption of certain nutrients. This medication is unlikely to pass into breast milk. It may affect the absorption of certain nutrients. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Colestid (micronized colestipol hydrochloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Colestid Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • trouble swallowing;
  • severe constipation or stomach pain; or
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools.

Common side effects may include:

  • constipation; or
  • hemorrhoids.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Colestid (Colestipol)

Colestid Professional Information

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Colestid (Colestipol)

Related Resources for Colestid

Read the Colestid User Reviews »

© Colestid Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Colestid Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors

CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR RELATED ARTICLE