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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Colestid (Overview)

Colestid is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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Other than colestipol and colestid what can lower levels of carotenoids?

Other than colestipol and colestid what can lower levels of carotenoids?

Cholestyrimine: Cholestyrimine (questran). Also, fibrates such as Gemfibrozil can also lower carotenoids. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
10 Doctors shared insights

Colestid (Overview)

Colestid is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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Can you tell me how to take colestipol twice daily?

Can you tell me how to take colestipol twice daily?

Why are you on it?: Older drug with gritty texture and causes significant constipation. Hard to believe there isn't a better medicine for you to try. ...Read more

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Other than colestipol and colestid what can lower levels of carotenoids?

Cholestyrimine: Cholestyrimine (questran). Also, fibrates such as Gemfibrozil can also lower carotenoids. ...Read more

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Besides colestipol and colestid what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

Besides colestipol and colestid what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

Cholesterol Rx: There are multiple types of cholesterol lowering medications ranging from those that work on cholesterol absorption through the intestines to ones that work on how the liver packages or "creates" different cholesterol subtypes. Talk with your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Other than colestid (colestipol) what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

Higher is better: Most of published data points to the health benefit of increasing carotenoids in our diet. There does not appear to be a need to lower levels. Data suggests these agents may lead to a reduction in macular degeneration, cataracts, certain cancers (lung, skin, uterine, cervix, gastrointestinal), and heart disease by decreasing formation of LDL particles. ...Read more

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Other than colestipol what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids (and is that a bad thing)?

Other than colestipol what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids (and is that a bad thing)?

You mean cholesterol: Colestipol is a bile sequestrant drug mostly used to lower cholesterol. These meds have fallen a bit out of favor due the superiority of statins and far fewer adverse effects. ...Read more

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Which is better? Cholestyramine or colestipol?

Which is better? Cholestyramine or colestipol?

Better lipid med: It depends is the best answer. These are both good meds depending on the type of elevated lipid. Cholestyramine is used to lower triglycerides and other fats by preventing absorption in the intestine, so if you have a high fat diet this may be a better medicine for you. ...Read more

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Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Neither --: They are both as good or as bad -- they are acting locally in the bowel to bind the fat and cholesterol and theoretically reduce the absorption of fat and thus reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. ...Read more

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I have micro colitis. Taking colestipol and Endicort. Does the colestipol affect the effectiveness of my valium? I take Endicort, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Pravachol first thing in am. Colestipol 1 hr later,

I have micro colitis. Taking colestipol and Endicort. Does the colestipol affect the effectiveness of my valium? I take Endicort, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Pravachol first thing in am. Colestipol 1 hr later,

Take colestipol: As much as possible on empty stomach. Pravachol (pravastatin) should be taken at night. If colestipol taken alone on empty stomach it should not interfere with other medsu ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Colestipol (Definition)

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