Finate 200mg 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.
Finate 200mg 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.
BENEFITS OF FINATE TABLET
In High cholesterol
Finate 200mg Tablet effectively reduces the high cholesterol levels in your body. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.
HOW TO USE FINATE 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. Finate 200mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW FINATE TABLET WORKS
Finate 200mg 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).
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Finate 200mg Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Finate 200mg 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Finate 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Finate 200mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Finate 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Finate 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Finate 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Finate 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Finate 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with finate 200 mg tab may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE FINATE TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Finate 200mg 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.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Finate
- Increased liver enzymes
- Abdominal pain
- Back pain
- Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
- Inflammation of the nose
Q. When should Finate 200mg Tablet be taken?
Usually, Finate 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 Finate 200mg Tablet raise blood pressure?
There is no or negligible effect on blood pressure in patients with normal blood pressure levels. However, Finate 200mg Tablet may lead to a decrease in blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
Q. What drugs should not be taken with Finate 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 Finate 200mg Tablet. Along with that, there are certain medicines which should not be taken with Finate 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 Finate 200mg Tablet cause kidney problems?
Finate 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disorders. Serum creatinine levels may increase with long-term usage of Finate 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 Finate 200mg Tablet?
Yes, you can take Finate 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 Finate 200mg Tablet.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.