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Is colestipol Microni a statin drug?

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Dr. Venkat Sivayogi

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Is colestipol Microni a statin drug? If so, what are some of the effects.
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Answered by Dr. Venkat Sivayogi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
No.. it comes under bile acid sequestrants

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Heathcare Magic,

Colistipol is not a statin drug . It comes under category of Bile acid sequestrants, which shows its action through the inhibition of cholesterol transport by the bile acids .

Normally after digestion of fats, they are transported into the blood stream by a special way through the bile acids known as micelles.
colistol inhibits that process.

statins acts through different mechanisms by inhibition of cholesterol synthesis by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA .

side effects of colistipol are mainly gastric related like Abdominal bloats, constipation, steatorrhea.

hope you are clarified now.

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