Colestipol Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 15, 2022.
Applies to colestipol: oral powder for suspension, oral tablet.
Serious side effects of Colestipol
Along with its needed effects, colestipol may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking colestipol:
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking colestipol:
- Loss of weight (sudden)
Other side effects of Colestipol
Some side effects of colestipol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to colestipol: oral granule for reconstitution, oral tablet.
Very common (10% or more): Constipation, abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort
Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Very common (10% or more): Migraine, sinus headache, headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Drowsiness
Frequency not reported: Light-headedness
Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Chest pain, peripheral edema, asthenia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Vertigo
Frequency not reported: Serum phosphorus increased, serum chloride increased, serum sodium decreased, serum potassium decreased, weakness[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Appetite decreased
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Insomnia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea
Frequency not reported: Shortness of breath[Ref]
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.