Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet

Introduction

Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat high blood pressure with high cholesterol levels. Lowering the blood pressure helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low-fat diet.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, headache, and muscle pain are some common side effects of this medicine.  It may also cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food while taking this medicine. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar level, and electrolytes level while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it.  You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Lipisar Tablet

  • High blood pressure with high cholesterol

Side effects of Lipisar Tablet

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 Lipisar

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Lipisar 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. Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lipisar Tablet works

Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure and cholesterol. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises “good” cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lipisar 40 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.