Flavored Colestid
Flavored Colestid

Flavored Colestid review

Flavored Colestid is a bile acid-binding resin that helps the liver produce more bile acid. When the liver produces more bile acid, it helps the body eliminate more cholesterol and lower cholesterol levels.


Flavored Colestid is recommended for patients suffering from primary hypercholesterolemia, or those who have high cholesterol. It is best if Flavored Colestid is taken to complement an exercise program and a healthy diet consisting of low fat and low-cholesterol foods.


Flavored Colestid is taken orally with the usual dosage is 1-2 times a day. Patients should take Flavored Colestid with a large glass of water. In case the physician prescribes a dosage of more than 1 tablet, do not swallow both tablets at once. Instead, swallow them one after another and do not chew or crush the tablets.

The dosage for Flavored Colestid is based on the patient's medical condition. Physicians usually increase the dosage if the patient responds well to the discussion. It can take 2 weeks to several months before Flavored Colestid effectively lowers the cholesterol level in the body.

For best results, follow the prescribed dosage. It helps to take Flavored Colestid at the same time every day so you will not miss a dosage.

Patients should take other medicaments an hour before or 4 hours after they have taken Flavored Colestid. Never take 2 doses of Flavored Colestid to make up for a missed dosage.


The most common side effects of Flavored Colestid is constipation. Patients should drink lots of water, at least 8 glasses each day, to prevent constipation.

Other side effects include indigestion, pain in the abdomen, upset stomach, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, irritation of the hemorrhoids, and vomiting. If any of these side effects continue or worsen, immediately notify your physician.

Unlikely but severe side effects include muscle aches, pain and stiffness in the joints, unexplained bruising or bleeding, headache, and loss of appetite.

It is very rare that patients suffer from serious allergic reactions; however, they may experience skin edema, pruritus, rashes, hardy in breathing, and dizziness, which indicate an allergic reaction to the medicament.

Patients should tell their physician of any allergy to Flavored Colestid or any other medicament. They should also tell their physician if they have an intestinal obstruction.


A patient's medical history should be discussed with their physician before prescribing Flavored Colestid. Swallowing problems, a history of major intestinal procedure, discussion with thyroid medicament, constipation problems, liver troubles, and certain bleeding troubles such as hypoprothrombinemia should be taken into consideration.

It has not been established if taking Flavored Colestid can be passed onto infants through breast milk.


Certain medicaments whether prescription or non-prescription, may interfere with Flavored Colestid. Patients should tell their physician if they are taking other medicaments including propranolol, hydrochlorothiazide, chorothiazide, gefibrozil, digoxin, oral phosphate supplements, hydrocortisone, and tetracycline.

Flavored Colestid may interfere with the body's absorption of these medicaments if taken closely with the dosage of Flavored Colestid.

Flavored colestid has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of flavored colestid

 Molecular formula of flavored colestid is C11H28ClN5O
 Chemical IUPAC Name is N'-(2-aminoethyl)-N-[2-(2-aminoethylamino)ethyl]ethane-1,2-diamine; 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane
 Molecular weight is 281.826 g/mol

Generic name: Colestipol

Brand name(s): Cholestabyl, Colestid, Colestipolum

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