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Brand name: Colestid

Colestid is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) colestipol hydrochloride. On this page you will find out more about Colestid, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: colestipol hydrochloride

Information for medicine and pack size:
Colestid 5 g granules, 120 sachets

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Yellow to orange, free flowing beads, free of lumps and foreign material.
Dosage Form Granules
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
5g sachets 120's: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Sachet
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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