Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. Taking it regularly in the evening helps to maximize its effects. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, stopping your medicine may increase your cholesterol levels, making your condition worse, and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of the 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 headache, constipation, stomach pain, weakness, and muscle pain. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes or get repeated or unexplained muscle pains.

This medicine should not be used in conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

Uses of Lipobay Tablet

Benefits of Lipobay Tablet

In High cholesterol

Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It works by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.
Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.

In Prevention of Heart attack

High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.

Side effects of Lipobay Tablet

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 Lipobay

  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain

How to use Lipobay 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. Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lipobay Tablet works

Lipobay 0.3mg 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) and triglycerides, raising the level of "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Lipobay 0.3mg 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
UNSAFE
Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
The use of Cerivastatin is not recommended in patients with active liver disease and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lipobay Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lipobay 0.3mg 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

  • Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet has been withdrawn from the market due to the risk of fatal muscle reaction (rhabdomyolysis) and kidney failure associated with this medication.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpyridines derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
HMG CoA inhibitors (statins)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lipobay with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Art-X, Cardasol, Amione
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Beza
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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How to prevent heart pain WhAt is reason of heart attack
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
do daily yoga and pranayam, avoid stress, junk,oily,andsalted and sugar made food, kepp check on your cholesterol le
Is cholesterol heridretry problem. my heart beat is very high what should I do???? how does are blood purifies. what are the precautions for the heart attack
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi PATIENT need to see your lipid profile reports kind send
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FAQs

Q. What is Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet?

Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called statins that lower the cholesterol in the blood. It is used along with a healthy diet and exercise to reduce bad cholesterol and increase the amount of good cholesterol in the blood. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the liver in order to decrease the amount of cholesterol that accumulates on the walls of the arteries.

Q. Why was Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet withdrawn from the market?

Lipobay 0.3mg Tablet was withdrawn from the market because of 52 deaths attributed to drug-related rhabdomyolysis, a very rare life-threatening type of muscle damage that leads to kidney failure.

Q. What is rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis is a very rare life-threatening type of muscle damage that leads to kidney failure. In addition to pain, people who develop rhabdomyolysis may experience darkened urine, reduced kidney function, and even kidney failure. It can progress to liver damage, and may result in death without proper treatment.

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References

  1. Cerivastatin sodium. West Haven, Connecticut: Bayer Corporation Pharmaceutical Division; 2001. [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). Cerivastatin. [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Bayer AG, Müllerstr. 178, 13353 Berlin
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