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Fenocor 200 Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Fenocor 200 Capsule is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while at the same time raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fenocor 200 Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You can take it at any time of day with food but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly.

This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Before taking this medicine it is better to let your doctor know about all the other medicines that are prescribed to you. This medicine should be taken with caution if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Uses of Fenocor Capsule

Side effects of Fenocor Capsule

Common
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Fenocor Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fenocor 200 Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fenocor Capsule works

Fenocor 200 Capsule is a lipid lowering medication. It works by lowering the levels of triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fenocor 200 Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fenocor 200 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fenocor 200 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fenocor 200 Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fenocor 200 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fenocor 200 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fenocor 200 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fenocor 200 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fenocor 200 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fenocor 200 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Fenocor Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Fenocor 200 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness while taking Fenocor 200 Capsule, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
  • Do not discontinue Fenocor 200 Capsule without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fenocor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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Patient Concerns

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My tgl level is 200, I have already taken fenocor 35 past 2 years, other all master healthprofile normal.pl suggest the above medicine taken for a long period is safe?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
35 is not too high a dose It can cause liver function derangements sometimes
Fatty liver with poor LFT and backpainAlso high triglycerides and high bad cholesterol
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Capsule cytozen twice, aarogyavardhini vati tablet 2 tablet twice, lipistat capsule 2 capsule twice, punarnava kwath 20 ml twice before meal for 2-3 months
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FAQs

Q. When should Fenocor be taken?

Usually, Fenocor is taken once daily with a meal. The initial dose of the medicine will depend on the type and age of the patient. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication and follow the instructions as provided.

Q. Does Fenocor raise blood pressure?

There is no or negligible effect on blood pressure in patients with normal blood pressure levels. However, Fenocor may lead to a decrease in blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Q. What drugs should not be taken with Fenocor?

There are few drugs like Oral Anticoagulants or blood thinners, ciclosporin, cholesterol-lowering medications like statins and contraceptives are contraindicated while you take Fenocor. Along with that, there are certain medicines which should not be taken with Fenocor and therefore you must give a proper history to your doctor regarding your ongoing medication. This is done to analyze the condition and provide a proper therapy and prescription which will help minimizing the side effects of the medication.

Q. Can Fenocor cause kidney problems?

Fenocor should be used with caution in patients with kidney disorders. Serum creatinine levels may increase with long-term usage of Fenocor but is completely reversible. The evidence of kidney damage with this medicine is rare still the kidney function blood test should be done regularly if there is a possibility of kidney damage. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have had any disease and all the medicines that you are taking for a better diagnosis and treatment.

Q. Can I take grapefruit juice with Fenocor?

Yes, you can take Fenocor with grapefruit juice. The possibility of interaction of the medicine with grapefruit is unlikely as they are broken down in our body by different enzymes. However, if in doubt then limit the intake of grapefruit juice while taking Fenocor.

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