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Brand name: Colestid TM

Active ingredients: colestipol hydrochloride

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 19 DECEMBER 2000 : Since no drug is innnocuous, strict attention should be paid to the indications and contraindications, particularly when selecting drugs for chronic long-term use. COLESTID is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia (elevated low density lipoproteins [LDL] cholesterol) who do not respond adequately to diet. COLESTID has been shown to have no effect on or to increase triglyceride levels. It has not been established whether the drug-induced lowering of serum cholesterol or triglyceride levels has a benefical, no effect, or a detrimental effect on morbidity or mortality due to atherosclerosis including coronary heart disease. Investigations now in progress may yield an answeer to this question.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Yellow to orange, free flowing beads, free of lumps and foreign material.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient colestipol hydrochloride

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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