Colestid is used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood in combination with diet.
Store Colestid at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant while using Colestid. Talk to your doctor about breastfeeding while taking Colestid. Colestid interferes with the absorption of vitamins A, D, and K and can affect the mother and the nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you have an underactive thyroid gland, diabetes, nephrontic syndrome (a kidney disease), dysproteinemia (a blood disease), obstructive liver disease, or alcoholism before taking Colestid. Talk to your doctor about being on a diet plan that stresses low-cholesterol foods and weight loss. Tell your doctor about all prescription and non prescription medications that you use before taking Colestid. Some medicines interact
Have your cholesterol and triglyceride levels checked regularly while you are taking Colestid. Colestid can cause constipation. You may need to adjust your fluid and fiber intake to prevent constipation. A stool softener may also be needed occasionally. People with coronary artery disease must be especially careful to avoid constipation.
Patient Family Information : Take Colestid exactly as instructed by your doctor. Swallow Colestid tablets whole, one at a time. They are quite large but do not break, crush, or chew them. Instead take the tablets with a lot of water.
Do not take Colestid if you are allergic to any ingredient in Colestid.
Sever Side Effects : Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction to Colestid such as: rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
Less serious side effects include constipation, and worsening of hemorrhoids.
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