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Lipigraf D3 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lipigraf D3 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is a combination of two medicines that reduces "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) levels in the body. It may also reduce the risk of future heart attack and stroke.

Lipigraf D3 Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and muscle weakness are some common side effects of this medicine. It decreases the amount of calcium in your blood, so have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium. Let your doctor know if you notice yellowing of skin, muscle pain or dark urine. You may be asked for regular monitoring of liver function or blood sugar level while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Lipigraf D3 Tablet

Side effects of Lipigraf D3 Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Lipigraf D3 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. Lipigraf D3 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Lipigraf D3 Tablet works

Lipigraf D3 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Vitamin D3 which treat high cholesterol. Atorvastatin 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). Vitamin D3 is added to relieve the muscular pain caused by Atorvastatin.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lipigraf D3 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Lipigraf D3 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lipigraf D3 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
Lipigraf D3 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lipigraf D3 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lipigraf D3 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lipigraf D3 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lipigraf D3 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Lipigraf D3 Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It decreases the risk of heart diseases and helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, Lipigraf D3 Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience yellow eyes or skin or dark urine after starting the medication.

Patient Concerns

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High sugar high blood pressure, low calcium, low Vitamins D3 , muscles pains
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Needs to take medicine. So consult doctor near by.
Shows symptoms of low blood sugar , like light headed , dizziness,craving for sweets post meals etc.Blood sugar levels found normal,thyroid tests ,fundus ,ear fluid tests all normal.Lipids high cholesterol and triglycerides.Both reduced after 30 days Atorvas 20 mg but again increase once medicine is stopped.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Vit b 12, vit D3 levels and thyroid profile may be tested
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