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Colestid (Colestipol Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Pfizer Canada Inc
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General Information on Colestid
Colestid is used for lowering LDL or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risks of arterial hardening, which may lead to a stroke, circulation problems, or a heart attack.
The generic name of the active ingredient in Colestid is Colestipol. Being a bile acid-binding resin, it removes bile acid from the patient’s body. If you have high cholesterol, the drug will use up your blood cholesterol, causing your liver to produce more bile acid. In this way, your cholesterol level is lowered.
Colestid is available in the form of an oral tablet. It is given to a patient as part of a treatment and diet plan and exercise regime.
Side effects of Colestid
Before you buy Colestid, inform your doctor if you have a swallowing problem, hemorrhoids, constipation, or kidney disease. As the drug may interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E and K and folic acid, your doctor may also advise you to take multivitamin supplements along with Colestid. Elderly patients may be more vulnerable to the side effects of the drug, particularly constipation.
Diarrhea, mild constipation, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal or stomach pain, indigestion, gas, rectal irritation, and hemorrhoids may commonly occur in Colestid patients. Although these are mild side effects of the drug, you should notify your doctor at once if any of these become intolerable. In order to prevent constipation, your doctor will advise you to drink lots of water, exercise regularly, and follow a diet rich in fiber. In order to treat constipation, your doctor may also advise you to take a laxative or stool softener along with Colestid.
You should immediately seek medical attention if you experience trouble swallowing, severe stomach pain or constipation, black, tarry or bloody stools, joint or muscle pain, easy bruising or bleeding, loss of appetite, rapid breathing, chest pressure, or pain or confusion. These may be signs of some serious underlying condition, and you need to get them treated as soon as possible if they surface during Colestid treatment.
Dosage of Colestid
Each Colestid tablet contains 1gm of Colestipol Hydrochloride. The dosage recommended to you may vary between Colestid 2 gm to 16 gms per day, given as a single dose or divided doses. Initially, you will be given Colestid 2gm once or twice a day.
You should take only one Colestid tablet at a time. Swallow the tablet whole, without crushing, chewing or breaking it. You can take Colestid with a full glass of water or any other beverage. If you need to take other drugs along with Colestid, you should maintain a gap of 1-2 hours between them.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.