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LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET

Mankind Pharma Ltd

Composition for LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET

Prescription Required

Primary uses of LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Lipifast Tablet

Uses of Lipifast Tablet

LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Lipifast Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Lipifast are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

How to use Lipifast 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. LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lipifast Tablet works

LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Lipifast Tablet

Expert advice for Lipifast Tablet

  • You have been prescribed LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is safe. However, some people may develop digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), joint pain, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine after starting the medication.
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Lipifast Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lipifast Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Lipifast Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of LIPIFAST 10 MG TABLET, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Lipifast Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.
Q. Is Lipifast used for lowering cholesterol?
Lipifast belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Lipifast can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.
Q. Is Lipifast diuretic?
Lipifast is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Lipifast better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Lipifast, simvastatin, and pravastatin belong to the same category of medications with similar action and similar side effects, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can the use of Lipifast cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Lipifast. However, it may increase your blood sugar levels. So, it is very important that you monitor your blood sugar levels regularly if you are taking Lipifast. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Lipifast as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Lipifast lower the level of triglycerides?
Lipifast belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Lipifast is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.
Q. Does Lipifast cause weight loss?
Lipifast has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while you are taking Lipifast.
Q. Does Lipifast cause erectile dysfunction?
Lipifast can cause erectile dysfunction although this side effect is not very clear. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while you are taking Lipifast.
Q. Does Lipifast cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Lipifast. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Lipifast as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Lipifast cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Lipifast, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Lipifast.
Q. Does Lipifast cause frequent urination?
Lipifast has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Lipifast.
Q. Does Lipifast cause high blood pressure?
Lipifast has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Lipifast.
Q. Is Lipifast a blood thinner?
Lipifast is not a blood thinner. Lipifast is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Lipifast safe to take?
Lipifast is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Lipifast a beta blocker?
Lipifast is not a beta blocker. Lipifast is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Lipifast a controlled substance?
Lipifast is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Controlled substances are drugs that are strictly regulated to reduce the risk of abuse and illegal distribution. To determine the level of restriction placed on a particular controlled substance, five different categories (or "Schedules") are used. A controlled substance will belong to Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V, with Schedule V being the least restricted.
Q. Is Lipifast an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Lipifast is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Lipifast is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with metformin?
Lipifast can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with ibuprofen?
Lipifast can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with milk?
No information is available for the use of Lipifast with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Lipifast have similar effects and they may increase the effects of each other. Fenofibrate may also increase side effects like risk for rhabdomyolysis (condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly). Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with levothyroxine?
Lipifast can be taken with levothyroxine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with amlodipine?
Lipifast can be taken with amlodipine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Lipifast by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy). So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Lipifast by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Lipifast. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Lipifast with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Lipifast by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Lipifast. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Lipifast cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Lipifast. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Lipifast lower blood pressure?
Lipifast is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, a meta-analysis of different clinical trial shows that Lipifast has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Lipifast affect the liver?
Lipifast is associated rarely with hepatobiliary disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal liver function test and hence a periodic test of the liver functions is recommended.
Q. Does Lipifast cause itching?
Lipifast use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Lipifast thin blood?
Lipifast is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Lipifast?
Lipifast is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Lipifast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Lipifast with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Pacenorm, Amiodon, Amiodar, Ritebeat
Lipifast with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod
Lipifast with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Benzol, Donogen, Gonablok, Ladogal
Lipifast with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid
Lipifast with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Lipifast with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Lipifast with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen
Lipifast with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Lipifast with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit
Lipifast with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite
Lipifast with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic
Lipifast with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Lipifast with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Lipifast with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Lipifast with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin
Lipifast with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Lipifast with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral
Lipifast with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac

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