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Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Is NiceRx a Colestid coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Colestid coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Colestid manufacturer coupons, Colestid discounts, rebates, Colestid savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs.

Colestid patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

How much does Colestid cost without insurance?

Colestid prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Colestid oral granules for reconstitution 5 g will typically cost around $230 for 30 granules for reconstitution.

How much does Colestid cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Colestid with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Colestid?

Colestid is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Division of Pfizer Inc. It is a bile acid sequestrant that works by binding to bile acid in your intestines. Colestid is used as a blood cholesterol-lowering drug, specifically LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Reducing your LDL cholesterol reduces your risk of heart attacks, stroke, and circulation problems. Lowering high cholesterol levels also helps to prevent heart disease and arteriosclerosis.

What doses of Colestid are available?

Colestid is available as Colestid tablets, in the following doses: 1 gram, and as Colestid granules, in the following doses: 5 grams.

Please read the medical information provided with your medicine and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Colestid active ingredients

Colestid contains colestipol hydrochloride (colestipol HCl) as the active ingredient.

Colestid side effects

The most common side effects of Colestid in clinical trials include:

  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids

In rare instances, Colestid can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Severe constipation, abdominal pain, bloating
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools
  • Chest pain, unusual bleeding or bruising, rapid breathing, confusion
  • Increase in triglycerides

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Colestid against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Colestid to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Colestid drug interactions

Colestid can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Tetracycline
  • Furosemide
  • Penicillin G
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Warfarin
  • Mycophenolate
  • Raloxifene

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Colestid. Tell your doctor what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and dietary or herbal products you are taking or plan to take

Colestid can interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients such as folic acid, and fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, E, and K). Your caregiver may request you to take a multivitamin supplement.

Colestid contraindications

You should not use Colestid if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient colestipol
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Colestid
  • Are younger than 18 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Colestid if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Colestid
  • Have problems swallowing
  • Have constipation or hemorrhoids
  • Have a stomach or digestive disorder
  • Have liver disease
  • Have a thyroid or bleeding disorder
  • Have a vitamin A, D, E, or K deficiency
  • Have phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Colestid generic

Colestid is the trademark brand name for colestipol distributed by Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Division of Pfizer Inc. A generic version of colestipol is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Colestid savings through NiceRx.

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.