Usually, Fibrate 200mg Tablet 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 Fibrate 200mg Tablet raise blood pressure?
There is no or negligible effect on blood pressure in patients with normal blood pressure levels. However, Fibrate 200mg Tablet may lead to a decrease in blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
Q. What drugs should not be taken with Fibrate 200mg Tablet?
There are few drugs like Oral Anticoagulants or blood thinners, ciclosporin, cholesterol-lowering medications like statins and contraceptives are contraindicated while you take Fibrate 200mg Tablet. Along with that, there are certain medicines which should not be taken with Fibrate 200mg Tablet 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 Fibrate 200mg Tablet cause kidney problems?
Fibrate 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disorders. Serum creatinine levels may increase with long-term usage of Fibrate 200mg Tablet 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 Fibrate 200mg Tablet?
Yes, you can take Fibrate 200mg Tablet 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 Fibrate 200mg Tablet.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.