Lipicard 160 Tablet
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Lipicard 160 Tablet

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Introduction

Lipicard 160 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.

Lipicard 160 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.

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Before taking this medicine it is better to let your doctor know about all the other medicines that are prescribed to you. This medicine should be taken with caution if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Uses of Lipicard Tablet

  • High cholesterol

Side effects of Lipicard 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 Lipicard

  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Lipicard 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. Lipicard 160 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lipicard Tablet works

Lipicard 160 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lipicard 160 Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lipicard 160 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.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lipicard 160 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Lipicard 160 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Lipicard 160 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lipicard 160 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lipicard 160 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Lipicard 160 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lipicard 160 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lipicard 160 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lipicard Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lipicard 160 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.