Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Folic acid may need to be supplemented with long term use of this medication.1
• Take medication with adequate fluids.2
• Bile acid sequestrants like Colestid may interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like A, D,E, and K. With long term use of the medication vitamins A and D especially, may need to be supplemented. Take all supplements separate from the medication to avoid drug binding.3
• Colestid may interfere with niacin absorption or decrease blood levels of niacin.4
• Take this medication 1 hour before other medications or supplements or at least 4 hours after other medications.5
• Avoid these herbs with Colestid due to possible additive effects: Artichoke plant, fenugreek, garlic and plantain.6
References1 Tonstad S, Silverstein M, Aksnes L, et al. Low dose colestipol in adolescents with familial hypercholesterolemia. Arch Dis Child, 1996;74(2):157-160.
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Probstfield JL, Lin T, Peters J, Hunninghake DB. Carotenoids and vitamin A: The effect of hypocholesterolemic agents on serum levels. Metabolism 1985; 34: 88-91.
3 Werbach MR. Foundations of Nutritional Medicine. Tarzana, CA: Third Line Press, 1997, 224 .
4 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
5 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
6 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
6 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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