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TG Chek 160 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of TG Chek Tablet

TG Chek 160 mg Tablet is a medicine used to reduce triglyceride and high cholesterol levels. It increases HDL (high density lipoprotein) levels, which helps to reduce the risk of having any heart diseases. Lifestyle changes such as intake of low-fat diets, exercise and weight loss, cessation of alcohol, etc. help in better results. It may cause increased liver enzymes, nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain, and diarrhea as side effects.

TG Chek Tablet side effects

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 160 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How TG Chek Tablet works

TG Chek 160 mg 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).

TG Chek Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with TG Chek 160 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
TG Chek 160 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
TG Chek 160 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
TG Chek 160 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
TG Chek 160 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of TG Chek 160 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of TG Chek 160 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
TG Chek 160 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of TG Chek 160 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of TG Chek 160 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of TG Chek Tablet?

If you miss a dose of TG Chek 160 mg 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • 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 160 mg Tablet, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
  • Do not discontinue TG Chek 160 mg 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

Questions Related to TG Chek

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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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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is TG Chek the same as Lipitor?

No, TG Chek is a drug belonging to a different class of drugs called “Fibrates”, whereas Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to the “Statin” class. Both the medicines act by different mechanisms

Q. Can the use of TG Chek cause liver damage?

TG Chek contains Fenofibrate. A very rare side effect of this medicine is liver damage i.e 1 in 10000 patient. Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately If you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage such as fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes.

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