What is Colestid?

Colestipol (trade names Colestid, Cholestabyl) is a bile acid sequestrant used to lower blood cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

Like cholestyramine, colestipol works in the gut by trapping bile acids and preventing them from being reabsorbed. This leads to decreased enterohepatic recirculation of bile acids, increased synthesis of new bile acids by the liver from cholesterol, decreased liver cholesterol, increased LDL receptor expression, and decreasing LDL in blood.

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I had my gallbladder out four months ago. I am only 31 yrs old. I have had diarrhea since. I am now being treated for it with Colestid. I have now...

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most of the symptoms you mentioned can be caused because of a herniatic disc at C5-C6 level.
A herniatic disc is not a disc to it's right...

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I have about 5 bowel movements/day and have urgency to go most of the day. I have no urgency the moment i am in the shower, hot tub, or sleeping. I...

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I have pain in by abdomen. It hurts, very sharps pains sometimes, right around my waistline. Sometimes it hurts no matter what I eat. I can eat...

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