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Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Lipobay Tablet

Lipobay 0.3 mg 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 0.3 mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It 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, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels creeping 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 headache, constipation, stomach pain and weakness. 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 some 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

Lipobay Tablet side effects

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

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

How Lipobay Tablet works

Lipobay 0.3 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).

Lipobay Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Lipobay 0.3 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lipobay 0.3 mg 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
Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lipobay Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lipobay 0.3 mg 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

Expert Advice

  • Lipobay 0.3 mg Tablet has been withdrawn from the market due to the risk of fatal muscle reaction (rhabdomyolysis) and kidney failure associated with this medication.

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): Cilniright
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imashil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Benzol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lipobay

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High cholesterol;sugar;heavy weight
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mgayush.com/otc/himalaya-abana-tablet-otc1202731-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.take this medicine along with your treatment
Cholesterol levels is high . How to maintain?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Avoid oily food, do physical exercise, take sudh guggul 2 tablet twive
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