Colestipol is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Colestipol lowers "bad" cholesterol in the blood, which is also called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Lowering your LDL cholesterol may reduce your risk of hardened arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and circulation problems. Lowering high cholesterol levels is an important part of preventing heart disease and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Colestipol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Colestid is a drug that is given to patients who need to lower the blood cholesterol levels. It is used alongside a change in the diet. It is an acid sequestrants of bile and works in the bowel to remove bile acids from the body. The body uses cholesterol to make bile acid, leading to the reduction of cholesterol levels.