colestipol tablet - oral, Colestid
GENERIC NAME: COLESTIPOL TABLET - ORAL (koe-LES-ti-pol)
BRAND NAME(S): Colestid
USES: This medication is used with a proper diet to lower cholesterol in people with high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Lowering cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.Colestipol belongs to a class of drugs called bile acid-binding resins. Bile acid is a natural substance the liver makes by using cholesterol. This medication works by removing bile acid from the body. This causes the liver to make more bile acid by using cholesterol, which reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.
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