Colestid Drug Interactions
When medications such as digoxin or hydrocortisone are taken in combination with Colestid, drug interactions may occur. Other medicines that may create a negative interaction include thiazide diuretics, furosemide, propranolol, and ezetimibe. In order to help prevent Colestid drug interactions from occurring, these medications should be taken at least one hour before or four to six hours after you take your Colestid dose.
Colestid® (colestipol) has the potential to interact with a number of other medications. Some of these Colestid drug interactions include:
- Propranolol (Inderal®)
- Tetracycline (Sumycin®, Achromycin®, Wesmycin®)
- Furosemide (Lasix®)
- Penicillin G (Bicillin®, Pfizerpen®, Wycillin®)
- Thiazide diuretics, such as hydrochlorothiazide
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid®)
- Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®, Lanoxicap®)
- Oral phosphate supplements
- Vitamin K products or phytonadione (Mephyton®)
- Ursodiol (Actigall®)
- Ezetimibe (Zetia®) or combination medications that contain ezetimibe (Vytorin®, Liptruzet™)
- Hydrocortisone (Cortef®, Hydrocortone®).
The following sections explain in detail how various drugs may have potentially negative interactions when taken with Colestid.
Colestid may bind with propranolol in the intestines, preventing it from getting completely absorbed into the body. It is recommended that you take propranolol at least one hour before or four to six hours after you take your Colestid dosage.