Colestipol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Colestipol?

(koe LES ti pole)

• This medicine is used to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body.

• This medicine is used to treat itching.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take any other medicines within 4 hours of this medicine.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Headache.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool...

 
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