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COLESTID® GRANULES (colestipol HCl for oral suspension)

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Since no drug is innocuous, strict attention should be paid to the indications and contraindications, particularly when selecting drugs for chronic long-term use.

COLESTID Granules and FLAVORED...

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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

One dose (1 packet or 1 level teaspoon) of COLESTID Granules contains 5 grams of colestipol hydrochloride. One dose (1 packet or 1 level scoopful) of FLAVORED COLESTID Granules is approximately 7.5...

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CONTRAINDICATIONS

COLESTID Granules and FLAVORED COLESTID Granules are contraindicated in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.

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WARNINGS

TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL INHALATION OR ESOPHAGEAL DISTRESS, COLESTID GRANULES AND FLAVORED COLESTID GRANULES SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN IN ITS DRY FORM. ALWAYS MIX...

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Gastrointestinal

The most common adverse reactions are confined to the gastrointestinal tract. To achieve minimal GI disturbance with an optimal LDL-...

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OVERDOSAGE

Overdosage of COLESTID Granules or FLAVORED COLESTID Granules has not been reported. Should overdosage occur, however, the chief potential harm would be obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. The location of...

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DESCRIPTION

COLESTID Granules and FLAVORED COLESTID Granules contain colestipol hydrochloride, which is a lipid lowering agent for oral use. Colestipol hydrochloride is an insoluble, high molecular weight basic anion-exchange...

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CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Cholesterol is the major, and probably the sole precursor of bile acids. During normal digestion, bile acids are secreted via the bile from the liver and gall bladder into the intestines. Bile acids...

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REFERENCES

  1. Summary of the Second Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel II). ...
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HOW SUPPLIED

COLESTID Granules are available as follows:

Cartons of 30 foil packets — NDC 0009-0260-01
Cartons of 90 foil packets — NDC 0009-0260-04
Bottles of 300 grams with scoop — NDC 0009-0260-17
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 LAB-0054-4.0
April 2018

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