Lopid 300mg Capsule

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Lopid 300mg Capsule

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188.78
₹18.88/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Lopid Capsule

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Uses of Lopid Capsule

Lopid 300mg Capsule is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol and increased triglycerides.
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Side effects of Lopid Capsule

Common

Increased liver enzymes, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Flatulence.

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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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lopid 300mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopid 300mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lopid 300mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lopid 300mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affec
t your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
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.

Use of Lopid 300mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Lopid 300mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients wi
th liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Lipicure 10mg Tablet, Reclide 40 Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Atorsave 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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.

Patient Concerns

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
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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