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User Reviews for Colestipol

Also known as: Colestid, Colestid Flavored

Colestipol has an average rating of 3.0 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings on Drugs.com. 55% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 45% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Hyperlipoproteinemia  
3.5
5 reviews 45 medications
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb, Elevated LDL VLDL  
1.0
1 reviews 30 medications
Summary of Colestipol reviews 3.0 6 reviews

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Reviews for Colestipol

SurvivingIt · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 27, 2021

Colestid (colestipol): “I was on Crohn's meds for decades. Telling my old GI about yellow runny and sometimes painfully acidic bowel motions didn't point him to any other diagnosis than Crohn's Disease. Because of a move, I needed to change to a GI specialist that came to my small city. Her nurse practitioner put me on Colestid and the change has been amazing. Stools no longer bright yellow. Stools firmer and about half what they were without it. Although previous surgeries have made it that my digestion will never be normal, it has certainly helped me. Plus no liver damage caused by it. I rate it 10 out if 10.”

10 / 10
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Rio · Taken for 2 to 5 years · April 26, 2021

“I take colestipol for chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Increased frequency of taking 1 gm Colestipol tablets has resulted in normal bowel movements. Started with 2/day, then 3/day, now 4/day resulting in normal BM without constipation. 5 year experience post cholecystectomy”

10 / 10
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KK · March 25, 2019

“This drug vastly improves my quality of life. After having my gallbladder removed, at 22, I developed severe pain & frequent diarrhea after eating. Common in young people with cholecystectomy The surgeon prescribed the powdered & sugar-free formulation of this. I don’t tolerate aspartame, so it did not help. Opiates helped pain, since they constipate you, it helped me. Lost my insurance, couldn’t afford doc. Issues returned. In 2011, I had an appendectomy. The surgeon recognized the problem of bile acid diarrhea after the cholecystectomy and Said 'colestipol will help'. I have not continuously taken it since. A high fiber diet, works quite well to prevent the bile dumping issues. I had to go back on this, after I developed a partial small bowel obstruction, a consequence of the initial surgery & autoimmune issues (Hoshimoto’s Thyroiditis). You will need to drink a lot of water, and I keep stool softener on hand. I’ll gladly accept this, over the utter inconvenience of remaining with in dashing distance of a bathroom.”

8 / 10
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Love this drug · Taken for 1 to 2 years · September 22, 2021

“Had my gallbladder out and had been dealing with loose stools for years. Finally read about this and the positive reviews in a Facebook group for those who have had their gallbladders out. It's changed my life! The first few weeks I had an upset stomach and nausea but it's been amazing ever since. Went from going to the bathroom urgently 5-6 times a day to one or two nice movements. Traveling is so much easier now and I don't always have to look for a bathroom. Give it a shot!”

9 / 10
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Don · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 8, 2018

For Hyperlipoproteinemia: “I hate this medication. It makes me feel like absolutely garbage I'm online now trying to find something different that won't make me feel like this. I hope there's an answer from someone. Medication shouldn't make you feel bad. It should help you feel better.”

3 / 10
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Unknown · Taken for 5 to 10 years · April 25, 2022

For Hyperlipoproteinemia: “I'm 80 years old, had my gallbladder taken out many, many years ago, around 1975, I to had very bad diarrhea for years. Around 2015 I was put on the medication, along with this I drink at least 16oz of water Fiber. so far everything is going well. One question, if someone is having the same problem, the colestipol tablets I take sometimes will actually split open, just wondering if any else has had the same problem with problem with this medication.”

9 / 10
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Chub · January 20, 2021

For Hyperlipoproteinemia: “I can't take statins. Have been on so many different meds to try & control cholesterol. I watch my diet, exercise. How in the world can something make you feel this crummy? Horrible medication. It also messed up my thyroid medication. Double whammy! Horrible.”

1 / 10
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StarChaser · Taken for less than 1 month · January 27, 2021

“Dr. put me on this colestipol to help with diarrhea caused by Crohn's disease. Apparently she's had luck with other patients. It actually increased the bowel movements, caused debilitating cramping, nausea, and shot my blood pressure through the roof. I told her that I'd rather deal with the diarrhea. It may help some people but for me it was horrendous.”

1 / 10
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'Booper' · Taken for 10 years or more · September 2, 2017

Colestid Flavored (colestipol) for Hyperlipoproteinemia: “Have been taking colestipol granules for years because I can't take Statins...today 2.9.17 have been told by my chemist that they are out of manufacture ( The firm Alliance was mentioned).Need to follow this up with my GP”

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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 15, 2022

For Hyperlipoproteinemia: “The pills disintegrate. It is awful. The pharmacist is useless and tells me it is due to "moisture"....but we have close to 20 medications in this household and this is the only one that splits open and falls a part into dust. This has been ongoing for 6 months. I have contacted Amneal the manufacturer but have not received any help. we are discontinuing use. additionally, it did not help my loved one with her issues.”

1 / 10
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Shelsbellz · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · November 25, 2020

“colestipol is a lifesaver for me for IBS-D (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with diarrhea) I had tried drug after drug, no relief from IBS-D. Colestipol works”

10 / 10
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Marlene · November 16, 2019

For Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb, Elevated LDL VLDL: “This drug is very dangerous and makes you have to take other drugs to function half normal. Still have the diarrhea but can't take the other bile binders due to fishers, hemmorroids etc,,, ”

1 / 10
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