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Colestipol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Colestipol is also known as: Colestid, Colestid Flavored

Colestipol Pregnancy Warnings

Colestipol has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Because colestipol is not absorbed after oral administration, direct fetal harm is not expected. Impairment of absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients as well as effects of reduced lipid concentrations may be of concern. Colestipol should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Colestipol Breastfeeding Warnings

Colestipol is not absorbed after oral administration and therefore is not expected to be present in human milk. While adverse effects in the breast-feeding infant are unlikely, altered absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients by the mother may effect the integrity of the milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Colestid (colestipol HCI)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Colestid (colestipol HCI)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

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