Information about Saroglitazar

Saroglitazar uses

Saroglitazar is used in the treatment of diabetic dyslipidemia.

How saroglitazar works

Saroglitazar works by increasing fatty acid oxidation process in the liver and also reduces secretion of triglycerides. It also restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar.

Common side effects of saroglitazar

Weakness, Fever, Gastritis.

Available Medicine for Saroglitazar

Expert advice for Saroglitazar

  • Use with caution if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, or history of myopathies, heart disease with episodic congestive heart failure or if you observe excessive weight gain.
  • If you have type 2 diabetes with episodic congestive heart failure, you should be regularly monitored for signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure.
  • It should be used with caution in elderly patients.
  • Saroglitazar is not recommended in children.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)