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Fibator 5 Tablet

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Introduction

Fibator 5 Tablet is a combination of two lipid (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower the levels of lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when lifestyle changes (eg. low-fat diet) on their own have failed. This medicine helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Fibator 5 Tablet can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day. This will help you remember to take it. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depending on your lipid levels and how you respond to this medicine. Most people with high cholesterol and triglyceride do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your lipid levels, making your condition worse and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol and triglyceride levels (lipid profile) checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy low-fat 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.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, headache, flatulence (excessive gas), and muscle pain are some of the common side effects of this medicine. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes, unusual bleeding or bruising or get repeated, severe, or unexplained muscle pains. You may be advised to get your liver function tested periodically while taking this medicine.

This medicine should not be used in conditions such as liver disease (eg. abnormal blood tests for liver function, persistent yellowness of eyes, etc.). Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any kidney-related problems or if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

Uses of Fibator Tablet

Benefits of Fibator Tablet

In High cholesterol

Fibator 5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.

Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.

In Prevention of Heart attack

High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.

Side effects of Fibator Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fibator

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Fibator 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. Fibator 5 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Fibator Tablet works

Fibator 5 Tablet is a combination of two lipid-lowering medicines: Atorvastatin and fenofibrate. Atorvastatin prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while fenofibrate works by lowering the levels of triglycerides in your blood. Both raise the levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL).

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fibator 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Fibator 5 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fibator 5 Tablet 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
Fibator 5 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fibator 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fibator 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fibator 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fibator 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fibator 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fibator 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Fibator Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Fibator 5 Tablet, 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

  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if accompanied with fever.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience stomach pain, loss of hunger, a sick feeling or dark urine.
  • Do not discontinue Fibator 5 Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient concerns

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I have blood pressure since 2 years. I take medicine. Telmidip 80 mg. and Fibator tablet. if fibator and telmidip 80 use long time kidney problem ? pl. advise me sir.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Consult ur physician or nephrologist
I have been taking FIBATOR 5 daily one tablet for the past 3 years. Can I substitute it with Himalayas Abana ?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
why do you want to take medines
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FAQs

Q. Can Fibator 5 Tablet cause liver damage?

Fibator 5 Tablet contains Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. A very rare (1 in 10000 patient) side effect of this medicine is liver damage. Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, or abnormal liver enzymes.

Q. Can Fibator 5 Tablet cause muscle pain?

Yes, Fibator 5 Tablet can cause muscle pain by injuring the muscles. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience muscle pain, weakness or muscle cramps. It can be a sign of any muscle injury caused due to Fibator 5 Tablet.

Q. What lifestyle changes should be adopted while taking Fibator 5 Tablet?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Fibator 5 Tablet. Stop smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and decrease your risk of heart attack.

Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Fibator 5 Tablet?

The use of Fibator 5 Tablet along with certain medicines can cause serious problems. Consult your doctor before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine along with Fibator 5 Tablet.

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