A positively charged, non-digestible, triamine and epoxypropane copolymer anion-exchange resin that binds to bile acids in the intestine to form an insoluble complex, which is excreted in the feces.

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Can I take Colestipol while breastfeeding?

Colestipol is a nonabsorbable resin. Because it does not enter the mother’s bloodstream, it will not reach the infant via breastmilk. It is acceptable for use during lactation.

Drug levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate drugs to consider

Colesevelam

References

Last Revision Date

20130907

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)

3D Model of the Colestipol molecule

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