What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Colestid (Colestipol)


Colestid (Colestipol)

Prescription Required

5g (powder)

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  • Product Details


    Colestid is a prescription medication to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of strokes or heart attacks due to clogged arteries. It is a bile-acid binding resin medication that removes bile acid from the body to lower cholesterol levels and is most effective when the patient also incorporates diet and lifestyle changes to go along with their high cholesterol medication. It is common for doctors to start patients on a lower dose of Colestid and then work it up as they monitor the person’s cholesterol levels and determine what their ideal maintenance dosage will be. Colestid for diarrhea treatment is possible for people due to too much bile in the intestines.

    You can buy Colestid online with a doctor’s prescription and get the best price on this cholesterol lowering drug when you order medication online from Canada.


    Take medication orally once or twice a day as directed by your doctor, and it is best to take cholesterol lowering medication at the same time of the day.


    The active ingredient in Colestid in Colestipol.


    Colestid may inhibit absorption of other medications. Take other medications at least one (1) hour before or four (4) to six (6) hours after colestipol.

    Be sure to continue taking medication even if you feel your condition has improved.

    Colestid may not be suitable for people with chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, or kidney disease.

    Colestid can inhibit absorption of certain nutrients, including folic acid, and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. You may want to discuss potential nutritional deficiencies with your doctor.


    There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Colestid and blood-thinner medications like Warfarin, Mycophenylate, and Raloxifene. You should inform you doctor of all medications you are currently taking before getting your prescription and going to buy Colestid online.

    Side Effects

    Colestid side effects are uncommon, but some users may experience constipation, stomach pain, gas, nausea, or vomiting. If you have any of these symptoms you should discontinue use and meet with your doctor again to discuss other ways to lower cholesterol effectively.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1423

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