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Fibral Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Fibral Capsule

Fibral 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.

Fibral Capsule should be taken with food. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Do not stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation may help this medicine to work better. Nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhea may be seen as side effects with this medicine.

Fibral Capsule side effects

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

How to use Fibral Capsule

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. Fibral Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fibral Capsule works

Fibral 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).

Fibral Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fibral Capsule
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fibral 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fibral 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
Fibral Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fibral Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fibral Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fibral Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fibral Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fibral Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fibral Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Fibral Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Fibral 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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Expert Advice

  • 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 Fibral Capsule, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
  • Do not discontinue Fibral Capsule without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Questions Related to Fibral

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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
High diabetes High cholesterol
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Send reports Need to take medicineAnd what medicine are you taking alreadyA person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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FAQs

Q. When should Fibral be taken?

Usually, Fibral is taken once daily with a meal. The initial dose of the medicine will depend on the type and age of the patient. There are some Fibral tablets which are to be taken with a meal and there are also some brands which can be taken irrespective of meals once a day. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication and follow the instructions as provided.

Q. Does Fibral raise blood pressure?

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

Q. What drugs should not be taken with Fibral?

There are few drugs like Oral Anticoagulants or blood thinners, ciclosporin, cholesterol-lowering medications like statins and contraceptives are contraindicated while you take Fibral. Along with that, there are certain medicines which should not be taken with Fibral 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 Fibral cause kidney problems?

Fibral should be used with caution in patients with kidney disorders. Serum creatinine levels may increase with long-term usage of Fibral 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 Fibral?

Yes, you can take Fibral 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 Fibral.

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