colestipol HCl

colestipol HCl (kəles´təpol),

n brand name: Colestid;
drug class: antihyperlipidemic;
action: absorbs, combines with bile acids to form insoluble complex that is excreted through feces; loss of bile acids lowers cholesterol levels;
uses: primary hypercholesterolemia, xanthomas, digitalis toxicity, pruritus caused by biliary obstruction, diarrhea caused by bile acids.