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Lipicard 160 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Lipicard 160 Tablet 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.

Lipicard 160 Tablet 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 Lipicard Tablet

Side effects of Lipicard Tablet

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

How to use Lipicard 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. Lipicard 160 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lipicard Tablet works

Lipicard 160 Tablet 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 Lipicard 160 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lipicard 160 Tablet 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
Lipicard 160 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
Lipicard 160 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lipicard 160 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lipicard 160 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lipicard 160 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lipicard 160 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lipicard 160 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lipicard 160 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lipicard Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lipicard 160 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

  • 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 Lipicard 160 Tablet, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
  • Do not discontinue Lipicard 160 Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lipicard 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

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Fatty liver with poor LFT and backpain Also 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
Sir I have high cholesterol 280 & triglycerides 350.plz suggest some.
Dr. Ankit Soni
Homeopathy
Please consult a Local doctor who will be able to prescribe medicine for this,,,You also need to do lifestyle changes. Limit your oil intake to 1litre a month Avoid milk and milk products Do some form or exercise like Brisk walking for 45 mins a day
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FAQs

Q. When should Lipicard be taken?

Usually, Lipicard 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 Lipicard raise blood pressure?

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

Q. What drugs should not be taken with Lipicard?

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

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

Yes, you can take Lipicard 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 Lipicard.

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