Colestid is a cholesterol-lowering drug.
Colestid lowers “bad” cholesterol in the blood, which is also called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Lowering your LDL cholesterol may reduce your risk of hardened arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and circulation problems.
Colestid is not expected to harm an unborn baby when taken at recommended doses. However, taking this medicine can make it harder for your body to absorb certain vitamins that are needed during pregnancy or nursing a baby.
Colestid is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
The tablet needs to be swallowed in whole.
Common side effects include:
- abdominal pain
- abdominal discomfort
- sinus headache
- back pain
- musculoskeletal pain
- pain in extremity