Lipicard Capsule 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.
Lipicard Capsule 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 LIPICARD CAPSULE
In High cholesterol
Lipicard Capsule 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 LIPICARD CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Lipicard Capsule is to be taken with food.
HOW LIPICARD CAPSULE WORKS
Lipicard Capsule 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).
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with lipicard 200 mg cap may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LIPICARD CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Lipicard Capsule, 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 Lipicard
- Increased liver enzymes
- Abdominal pain
- Back pain
- Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
- Inflammation of the nose
Q. When should Lipicard Capsule be taken?
Usually, Lipicard Capsule 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 Lipicard Capsule raise blood pressure?
There is no or negligible effect on blood pressure in patients with normal blood pressure levels. However, Lipicard Capsule may lead to a decrease in blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
Q. What drugs should not be taken with Lipicard Capsule?
There are few drugs like Oral Anticoagulants or blood thinners, ciclosporin, cholesterol-lowering medications like statins and contraceptives are contraindicated while you take Lipicard Capsule. Along with that, there are certain medicines which should not be taken with Lipicard Capsule 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 Lipicard Capsule cause kidney problems?
Lipicard Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disorders. Serum creatinine levels may increase with long-term usage of Lipicard Capsule 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 Lipicard Capsule?
Yes, you can take Lipicard Capsule 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 Lipicard Capsule.
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.