Colestipol is an ion exchange resin, a polymer that contains certain anions, which when administered orally it has the ability ...
Colestipol is an ion exchange resin, a polymer that contains certain anions, which when administered orally it has the ability to form insoluble complexes with bile salts present in the intestine, which is eliminated in the faeces. Markedly lowers cholesterol levels plasma (15-30%), as well as LDL. It does not affect, and may even increase, the levels of triglycerides. The effects on HDL are minimal. Colestipol acts locally and is not absorbed, so it is almost completely eliminated in the faeces.Read more Please make a selection
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Colestid is a medicine whose active ingredient, colestipol hydrochloride, belongs to a group of medicines called anion exchange resins, which bind to bile acids.