Colestipol hydrochloride

What is Colestipol hydrochloride?

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 am on colestipol hydrochloride for nearly two years i have had no blood tests for cholesterol or triglyceride and my skin is severely itchy but...

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This medicines are prescribed for high cholesterol in blood.
If you have not gone for blood cholesterol level in blood how...

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I am having "dribbly " farts some now as a 75 yr old diabetic. Have been taking 1 gm micronized colestipol hydrochloride three times per day for...

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Brief Answer:
Due to reduced nerve sensitivity.

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Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Micronized colestipol hydrochloride is a...

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Welchol was prescribed for me to help me with my IBS. My dr had told me that one of the side effects was constipation, and I was getting ready to...

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I will suggest you try similar drugs that do the same job.

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