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Hepalife 300 CR Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is a medicine used to dissolve certain types of gallstones, to prevent them from forming and to treat a type of liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis. It is a bile acid which helps break down cholesterol which has formed into stones in your gallbladder.

Hepalife 300 CR Tablet should be taken after a meal with a glass of milk or water. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for and your body weight. It would be best to swallow it whole. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to get the most benefit and you may have to take it for several months or longer, so try to get into a routine. Keep using it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear. Even if the gallstones completely dissolve, the treatment should still be continued for several weeks or months.

The most common side effects are abdominal pain, diarrhea, hair loss, itching, nausea, and rash. Not everyone gets side effects. If you are worried about them, or they do not go away, let your doctor know. If you have problems with diarrhea your doctor may reduce the dose or stop the treatment.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have an inflammation of the gallbladder or bile ducts, you get frequent cramp-like pain in your upper abdomen, you have been coughing up blood or you have gained weight rapidly. Using this medicine can reduce or increase the effect of some other medicines so tell your doctor all other medicines you are taking. Women who use this medicine for dissolving gallstones should stop using the birth control pill because the hormones present in it can increase the production of gallstones. During the treatment, you may need ultrasound scans, or frequent blood tests to check your liver function.

Uses of Hepalife Tablet CR

Benefits of Hepalife Tablet CR

In Primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cholangitis is a type of liver disease that gradually gets worse over time. It does not always have symptoms but, over time, it can lead to liver failure. Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is used to treat this condition and may be used by itself or with other medicines. It can help prevent or delay liver damage in most people, especially if you start taking it in the early stages. Once you start this treatment, it is likely that you will be taking it for the rest of your life. To make the medicine more effective and for general health benefits, you can help yourself by stopping smoking, keeping a healthy weight, and not drinking too much alcohol.

In Gallbladder stones

Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is a medicine that helps decreases the amount of cholesterol produced by your liver. It helps to break down cholesterol that has formed into “stones” in the gallbladder. It may take several months to completely dissolve the stone, so you need to take the medicine regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it for it to be effective. There might be other medicines and certain lifestyle changes that can reduce your cholesterol level and make gallstones less likely, consult with your doctor.

Side effects of Hepalife Tablet CR

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 Hepalife

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Rash

How to use Hepalife Tablet CR

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. Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Hepalife Tablet CR works

Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is a hepatoprotective medication. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood and helps dissolve gallbladder stones that are composed mainly of cholesterol. It also improves liver enzymes, protects liver cells from injury caused due to toxic bile acids, and improves liver function.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Hepalife 300 CR Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Hepalife 300 CR Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Hepalife 300 CR Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Hepalife 300 CR Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hepalife Tablet CR?

If you miss a dose of Hepalife 300 CR Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Hepalife 300 CR Tablet should be taken after a meal with a glass of milk or water.
  • Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid alcohol intake.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if diarrhea persists or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function and bilirubin levels every month for next 3 months after the start of therapy, and every 6 months thereafter.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Bile Acids and Salts
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hepalife with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
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FAQs

Q. When should I take Hepalife 300 CR Tablet?

The suitable timing of taking this medicine might differ depending upon your condition. Your doctor might instruct you to take 2 to 3 doses per day and suggest to take the last dose at bedtime. Hepalife 300 CR Tablet should be taken with water milk and can be taken with food or after food. When prescribed for dissolving gallstones, it is usually suggested to be taken once daily at night. Ideally, it should be taken at a gap of 6 hours, for example at 8 am, 2 pm and 8 pm.

Q. Is Hepalife 300 CR Tablet safe?

Hepalife 300 CR Tablet is usually considered to be a safe and effective medicine. However, this medicine may have some common side effects, such as diarrhea. If diarrhea occurs, your doctor may reduce the dose and if it persists, your treatment may be discontinued. Additionally, using this medicine as a long term therapy may also affect your liver enzyme levels. To keep a check on this, your doctor will keep monitoring your liver enzyme levels regularly. Despite these minor side effects, this medicine is supposed to be a good alternative to surgery in some patients with gallstones.

Q. How does Hepalife 300 CR Tablet help the liver?

Hepalife 300 CR Tablet acts on the liver and gets concentrated in the bile secreted from the liver. This, as a result, suppresses the synthesis and secretion of cholesterol by the liver, thereby decreasing the cholesterol levels in bile. This medicine also acts by stopping the intestines from absorbing the bile salts and cholesterol. So, the reduced cholesterol saturation in the bile from the liver leads to gradual dissolving of cholesterol from gallstones, leading to a decrease in size and their eventual dissolution. It also reduces elevated liver enzyme levels by increasing the bile flow through the liver, hence protecting the liver cells.

Q. Does Hepalife 300 CR Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, there is a chance of weight gain with Hepalife 300 CR Tablet, but it is not common. The use of Hepalife 300 CR Tablet can cause weight gain when prescribed in patients with liver disease associated with chronic stasis of bile in small bile ducts of the liver. In such condition bile cannot flow from the liver to the small intestine. Again, the chance of weight gain varies from person to person depending upon the disease, so consult your doctor if you experience weight gain.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Hepalife 300 CR Tablet?

While taking Hepalife 300 CR Tablet, avoid taking an antacid preparation without consulting your doctor, as they decrease the effectiveness of Hepalife 300 CR Tablet. You should also avoid medicines like cholestyramine or colestipol as they affect the effectiveness of Hepalife 300 CR Tablet. So, ask your doctor about the time gap that should be maintained between Hepalife 300 CR Tablet and these medicines. Also, avoid taking oral contraceptives, estrogenic hormones and blood cholesterol-lowering agents such as clofibrate as they may increase the chances of developing gallstones and act opposite to the Hepalife 300 CR Tablet.

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