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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Colestid is a cholesterol lowering medication available by prescription and used to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of strokes or heart attacks caused by blocked arteries. Colestipol is a bile-acid binding resin medication that removes bile acid from the body to lower cholesterol levels and is most effective when the patient also makes diet and lifestyle changes paired with their high cholesterol medication. In rarer instances Colestid uses may also be for diarrhea treatment because of excessive bile in the intestines. Buy Colestid from Canada and Canpharm and get the best price on it.
High cholesterol is when you have LDL cholesterol creating excess fatty deposits in your blood vessels and over time these deposits can restrict blood flow and create heart attack or stroke risks. High cholesterol is usually the result of diet and lifestyle choices, but some people can be more predisposed to it because of their genetics. Men have problems with high cholesterol more often than women do, and for most people their cholesterol levels will go as they get into older age.
Standard dosage for Colestid medication is 1 tablet taken 1 or 2x a day as directed by your doctor, and with doses taken at the same time each day
The active ingredient in Colestid in Colestipol
Colestid may inhibit absorption of other medications. Take other medications at least 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after colestipol
Continue taking medication even if your condition seems to have improved
Colestid may not be suitable for people with chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, or kidney disease
Colestid can mean that certain nutrients are not properly absorbed, including folic acid, and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. The possibility of nutritional deficiencies can be discussed with your doctor.
Negative drug interactions may occur between Colestid other Rx or OTC medications, including amlodipine, rosuvastatin, duloxetine, gabapentin, levothyroxine, atorvastatin, lisinopril, atropine, diphenoxylate, metformin, gabapentin, nitroglycerin, omeprazole, pantoprazole, potassium chloride, prednisone, omeprazole, pantoprazole, montelukast, levothyroxine, metoprolol, trazodone, sertraline, and cetirizine.
Let your doctor know of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Colestid online.
Colestid side effects may occur, and some users may experience constipation, stomach pain, gas, nausea, or vomiting. If side effects from Colestid medication are severe you may want to stop use and meet with a doctor again to discuss cholesterol lowering medication alternatives.
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What is Colestid (Colestipol)?
Colestid (Colestipol) is a prescription medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. It is a bile acid sequestrant, which means it binds to bile acids in the digestive system and prevents them from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. This forces the liver to use cholesterol to produce more bile acids, which lowers cholesterol levels.
What are the most common side effects of Colestid?
The most common side effects of Colestid are constipation, gas, nausea, and stomach upset. Other possible side effects include:
Can I take Colestid with other medications?
Colestid can interact with other medications, so it is important to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking before starting Colestid. Colestid can decrease the absorption of other medications, so it is important to take them at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after taking Colestid.
How long does it take for Colestid to work?
It may take several weeks before you see the full benefit of Colestid. However, you should start to see a decrease in your cholesterol levels within a few weeks of starting treatment.
How long should I take Colestid?
You should take Colestid for as long as your doctor prescribes it. It is important to keep taking Colestid even if you feel well, as high cholesterol often does not cause any symptoms.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Colestid?
If you miss a dose of Colestid, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
What should I do if I overdose on Colestid?
If you overdose on Colestid, call your doctor or poison control center immediately. Symptoms of an overdose of Colestid may include severe constipation, stomach pain, and vomiting.
Can I take Colestid if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Colestid is generally considered safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before starting Colestid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is Colestid available over-the-counter?
No, Colestid is only available by prescription.
What are some alternatives to Colestid?
There are other medications that can be used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood, such as statins and fibrates. Your doctor can help you decide which medication is best for you.