LOPID 300 MG CAPSULE

SKU: AH_CH_HC_2265 Category:

Generic : Gemfibrozil (300mg)

Treatment : High Cholesterol

Pack size  : 10 (Capsules )

Manufacturer : Pfizer Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$5.84

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Lopid 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.

Lopid Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You can take it at any time of day without 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 LOPID CAPSULE

In High cholesterol

Lopid 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 LOPID CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Lopid Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

 

HOW LOPID CAPSULE WORKS

Lopid 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).

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lopid Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lopid Capsule 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.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lopid Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Lopid Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Lopid Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lopid Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lopid Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

UNSAFE
Lopid Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • ROSIGLITAZONE
  • PIOGLITAZONE
  • REPAGLINIDE
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • PRAVASTATIN
  • ROSUVASTATIN
  • LOPERAMIDE
  • MONTELUKAST
  • WARFARIN
  • ACENOCOUMAROL
  • PHENPROCOUMON
  • COLCHICINE
  • DASABVIR
  • LOVASTATIN
  • DABRAFENIB

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LOPID CAPSULE?

If you miss a dose of Lopid 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.

SIDE EFFECTS

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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 Lopid

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Dyspepsia

FAQ's

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Q. Is Lopid Capsule a fibrate/ statin/blood thinner/ narcotic/fenofibrate/ beta blocker?

Lopid Capsule is a fibrate and not a statin/ blood thinner/ narcotic/ fenofibrate/ beta blocker. Patients should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Lopid Capsule safe?

Lopid Capsule is safe at the prescribed dose and duration as advised by the doctor

Q. Is gemfibrozil the same as fenofibrate?

Gemfibrozil and fenofibrate belong to the same category of medicines called fibrates and are used for lowering the level of triglycerides (type of fat) in the blood

Q. Can you take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor/niacin?

Patients are advised not to take gemfibrozil with simvastatin/Lipitor (atorvastatin). Gemfibrozil along with niacin can be used in patients with very high fat

Q. Does Lopid Capsule cause weight loss/ weight gain/raise blood sugar/ constipation/ hair loss/ diarrhea/ gallstones/ erectile dysfunction?

Lopid Capsule causing diarrhea, constipation is common. Other side effects such as weight loss/ weight gain/ raise blood sugar/ hair loss/gallstones/ erectile dysfunction are very rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – capsule

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

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.

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