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Dysliptin 20 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Dysliptin Tablet

Dysliptin 20 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation may help this medicine to work better. Fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle pain, and stomach pain may be seen as side effects with this medicine. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while using this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. This medicine is not safe for pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant.

Uses of Dysliptin Tablet

Dysliptin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Nosebleeds

How to use Dysliptin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dysliptin 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dysliptin Tablet works

Dysliptin 20 Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Dysliptin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dysliptin 20 Tablet. Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Dysliptin 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Dysliptin 20 Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
SAFE
Dysliptin 20 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Dysliptin 20 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dysliptin 20 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Dysliptin 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dysliptin 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dysliptin 20 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Dysliptin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dysliptin 20 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • In general, Dysliptin 20 Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Dysliptin 20 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Dysliptin 20 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dysliptin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Cilniright
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Brand(s): Benzol
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Brand(s): Imashil
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Dysliptin used for lowering cholesterol?

Dysliptin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Dysliptin is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Dysliptin can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.

Q. Can Dysliptin be prescribed to children?

Dysliptin is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol does not come down enough with exercise and low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.

Q. Is Dysliptin a blood thinner?

No, Dysliptin is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease. This further decreases the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. By lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides it prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack.

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.

Q. Will taking Dysliptin increase my risk of diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Dysliptin may increase this risk slightly. This is because Dysliptin can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

Q. For how long do I need to take Dysliptin? Is it safe for long-term use?

You may need to take Dysliptin life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Dysliptin without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol level may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Does Dysliptin cause weight loss?

No, Dysliptin has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking Dysliptin.

Q. Can I stop taking Dysliptin?

No, you should not stop taking Dysliptin without consulting your doctor. You should consult your doctor if you think that taking Dysliptin is causing side effects. Your doctor may accordingly decide to lower your dose or change your medicine.

Q. Does Dysliptin cause memory loss?

No, Dysliptin does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Dysliptin, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Dysliptin.

Q. When should I take Dysliptin?

Dysliptin is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. What does Dysliptin do to the body?

Dysliptin acts on the liver and stops it from making bad cholesterol. It not only lowers the levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides but also helps to raise your HDL-C (good cholesterol). This in turn, lowers the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or diabetes.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Dysliptin?

The common side effects of Dysliptin include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

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