Colestid Tablets

  • Hyperlipoproteinemias

Colestid Tablets Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Colestipol HCl (micronized) 1g.

Pharmacological Class

Bile acid sequestrant.

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How Supplied

Unflavored 5g pkt—30, 90; Bulk—300g, 500g (w. scoop); Flavored 7.5g pkt—60; Bulk—450g (w. scoop); Tabs—120


Colestid Tablets Indications


Adjunct to diet to lower elevated serum total-C and LDL-C in primary hypercholesterolemia.

Colestid Tablets Dosage and Administration


Do not crush, chew, or cut. Take with adequate fluids. Initially 2g once or twice daily, then increase by 2g once or twice daily at 1–2 month intervals. Usual maintenance: 2–16g/day in 1 or more divided doses.


Not established.

Colestid Tablets Contraindications

Not Applicable

Colestid Tablets Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Colestid Tablets Warnings/Precautions


Obtain baseline serum cholesterol, LDL-C, and triglycerides, and monitor during therapy. Consider reducing dose, discontinuing, or alternative therapy if significant increase in triglycerides occur. May need Vit. A, D and K supplementation with long-term therapy. Exclude secondary causes of hypercholesterolemia (eg, hypothyroidism, diabetes, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinemias, obstructive liver disease, alcoholism). Constipation; increase fluid/fiber intake or add a stool softener. Hemorrhoids. Phenylketonurics (flavored Colestid). Monitor thyroid function. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Colestid Tablets Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Colestid Tablets Interactions


Reduces absorption of folic acid, fat soluble vitamins, thiazides, furosemide, tetracycline, penicillin G, gemfibrozil, mycophenolic acid, others; monitor digitalis, propranolol; give other drugs at least 1hr before or 4hrs after. May affect absorption of oral phosphate supplements, hydrocortisone.

Colestid Tablets Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Constipation, fecal impaction, aggravated hemorrhoids, abdominal pain/cramp, gas, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, Vit. A, D, K deficiencies or hyperchloremic acidosis with prolonged use.

Colestid Tablets Clinical Trials

See Literature

Colestid Tablets Note

Not Applicable

Colestid Tablets Patient Counseling

See Literature