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TG Chek 160mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

TG Chek 160mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while at the same time raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

TG Chek 160mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You can take it at any time of day with food but try to take it at the same time each day. 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 rising 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 nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Before taking this medicine it is better to let your doctor know about all the other medicines that are prescribed to you. This medicine should be taken with caution if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Side effects of TG Chek Tablet

Common
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use TG Chek 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. TG Chek 160mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How TG Chek Tablet works

TG Chek 160mg Tablet is a lipid lowering medication. It works by lowering the levels of triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with TG Chek 160mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
TG Chek 160mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
TG Chek 160mg 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
TG Chek 160mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
TG Chek 160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of TG Chek 160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of TG Chek 160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
TG Chek 160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of TG Chek 160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of TG Chek 160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take TG Chek Tablet?

If you miss a dose of TG Chek 160mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness while taking TG Chek 160mg Tablet, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
  • Do not discontinue TG Chek 160mg Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking TG Chek with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Wharts ur opinion on TG and TSH report
Dr. Priyanka Shekhar
Pathologist
Hi you have high triglyceridesChange in lifestyle can reduce triglycerides Cut simple sugars out of your diet. Reduce or eliminate your intake of vegetable fats and highly processed trans fatty acids. Do Exercise. Avoid junk and oily food Eat more fiber.TSH is slightly high suggesting hypothyroidismConsult your doctor for thyroid medication
My mother is Diabetes patient we tested her sugar and lipid profile Attaching the report she took Which specialist to be consulted for controlling triglycerides and suggest plsI am very worried on high triglycerides levelsCan this be controlled by medicines ?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Tg is very High consult good endocrinologist near u for proper work up
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FAQs

Q. When should TG Chek be taken?

Usually, TG Chek is taken once daily with a meal. The initial dose of the medicine will depend on the type and age of the patient. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication and follow the instructions as provided.

Q. Does TG Chek raise blood pressure?

There is no or negligible effect on blood pressure in patients with normal blood pressure levels. However, TG Chek may lead to a decrease in blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Q. What drugs should not be taken with TG Chek?

There are few drugs like Oral Anticoagulants or blood thinners, ciclosporin, cholesterol-lowering medications like statins and contraceptives are contraindicated while you take TG Chek. Along with that, there are certain medicines which should not be taken with TG Chek and therefore you must give a proper history to your doctor regarding your ongoing medication. This is done to analyze the condition and provide a proper therapy and prescription which will help minimizing the side effects of the medication.

Q. Can TG Chek cause kidney problems?

TG Chek should be used with caution in patients with kidney disorders. Serum creatinine levels may increase with long-term usage of TG Chek but is completely reversible. The evidence of kidney damage with this medicine is rare still the kidney function blood test should be done regularly if there is a possibility of kidney damage. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have had any disease and all the medicines that you are taking for a better diagnosis and treatment.

Q. Can I take grapefruit juice with TG Chek?

Yes, you can take TG Chek with grapefruit juice. The possibility of interaction of the medicine with grapefruit is unlikely as they are broken down in our body by different enzymes. However, if in doubt then limit the intake of grapefruit juice while taking TG Chek.

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