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Colestipol, Colestid


Colestipol is a bile acid sequestrant used to lower cholesterol.


bile acid sequestrant


high cholesterol

Side Effects

abdominal pain, cholelithiasis, constipation, diarrhea, GI bleeding, headache, hypoprothrombinemia, nausea/vomiting, peptic ulcer, steatorrhea,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Positive interactions:

Bile acid sequestrants may cause folate deficiency. Supplementation with 5 mg daily may prevent depletion.

Vitamins A, E, K, and B12, iron, and calcium.
Bile acid sequestrants impair the absorption of several nutrients, including vitamins A, E, K, and B12, iron, and calcium.




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