Medicine Overview of Lopid Capsule
Side effects of Lopid Capsule
Increased liver enzymes, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Flatulence.
How to use Lopid Capsule
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. It is better to take Lopid 300mg Capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
How Lopid Capsule works
Lopid 300mg capsule stimulates the formation of enzymes for triglyceride metabolism, which in turn lowers the levels of triglyceride and cholesterol in the body.
In Depth Information on Lopid Capsule
Expert advice for Lopid Capsule
- Take gemfibrozil half an hour before meals.
- Stop the use of gemfibrozil if you develop gallstones.
- It is advisable to monitor the levels of serum lipids, liver enzymes and blood counts at regular intervals.
- Do not use Gemfibrozil if you observe any symptoms of muscle damage.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Lopid 300mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopid 300mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lopid 300mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactatio+more
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Lopid 300mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affec+more
t your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear....
Lopid 300mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lopid 300mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Lopid 300mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease....
Use of Lopid 300mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Lopid 300mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients wi+more
th liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Lipicure 10mg Tablet, Reclide 40 Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Atorsave 20mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Gemfibrozil, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Lopid 300mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Gemfibrozil
Lopid is a fibrate and not a statin/ blood thinner/ narcotic/ fenofibrate/ beta blocker. Patients should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Lopid is safe at the prescribed dose and duration as advised by the doctor
Q. Is gemfibrozil the same as fenofibrate?
Gemfibrozil and fenofibrate belong to the same category of medicines called fibrates and are used for lowering the level of triglycerides (type of fat) in the blood
Q. Can you take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor/niacin?
Patients are advised not to take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor (atorvastatin). Gemfibrozil along with niacin can be used in patients with very high fat
Q. Does Lopid cause weight loss/ weight gain/raise blood sugar/ constipation/ hair loss/ diarrhea/ gallstones/ erectile dysfunction?
Lopid causing diarrhea, constipation is common. Other side effects such as weight loss/ weight gain/ raise blood sugar/ hair loss/gallstones/ erectile dysfunction are very rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
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