LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s

 300.00

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Drug Strength: 40mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 1x10s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Atorvastatin:40mg | Lipid-regulating drugs /Anti-atheromas

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    Manufactured / Marketed By : CSH Product Form : TabletPack Size : 1x10sIngredients : Atorvastatin:40mgGeneric Category : Lipid-regulating drugs /Anti-atheromas

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    How it works

    LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is a drug that acts on an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in the blood. Thus, the level of cholesterol produced in the blood gets reduced over time.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s

    • Cough severe
    • Difficulty in swallowing severe
    • Diarrhea severe
    • Impaired liver function
    • Joint pain severe
    • Muscle pain severe
    • Runny Nose
    • Difficulty in breathing
    • Insomnia rare

    Uses of LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Primary Hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is used in the lowering of abnormally high levels of lipids in the blood.

    • Mixed Dyslipidemia

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is used to reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood (main constituents of body fat in humans and other animals, as well as vegetable fat). It also increases the levels of high density cholesterol.

    • Hypertriglyceridemia

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is used in the lowering of triglycerides in the blood.

    • Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is also used in the management of blood cholesterol and lipid levels in cases where the condition is inherited.

    • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is used in the prevention of stroke and heart attack if you are at risk due to conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease etc. It is also used in people who don't have an active disease but are exposed to multiple risk factors like smoking, age, family history of occurrence etc.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect can be observed within 3 to 5 days of administration.

    • Duration of Effect

      The medicine remains active in the body for 3 to 4 days after onset of action.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are or may become pregnant.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding due to a risk of severe adverse effect to the infant.

    When not to use?

    • Liver disease

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is not recommended for use in patients with active liver disease indicated by high levels of Transaminase in the body.

    • Allergy

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to this medicine.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are or may become pregnant.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding due to a risk of severe adverse effect to the infant.

    General Warnings
    • Cognitive impairment

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause forgetfulness, memory loss, and confusion in some patients. These symptoms usually disappear gradually once the use of the medicine is discontinued.

    • Increase in blood sugar levels

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause an increase in the blood glucose levels along with an increase in the Glycated Hemoglobin levels. It is recommended to closely monitor the blood glucose levels. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

    • Muscle degradation in elderly

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause muscle breakdown along with symptoms such as severe tiredness and weakness, especially in the elderly patients. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Heavy alcohol consumption

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause liver and kidney related problems if you consume alcohol very frequently in large quantities while on treatment with this medicine.

    • Liver impairment

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause moderate to severe liver impairment. The risk of fatal liver failure is very high in patients with an active liver disease.

    • Rhabdomyolysis

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause a fatal condition where the muscles in the body are degraded and substances are released into the blood which could damage the kidneys as well.

    • Stroke

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s may cause damaging side effects if you have had a stroke in recent times or are recovering from it. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered in such cases under your doctor's supervision.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.

    • Overdose

      It is recommended to discontinue the medication and contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Clarithromycin severe
    • Erythromycin severe
    • Azithromycin moderate
    • Atazanavir severe
    • Cyclosporine severe
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s should be used with extreme caution in patients with an active liver disease. The dosage has to be suitably adjusted and clinical monitoring of liver function is necessary. It is recommended to discontinue the medicine if the liver function is abnormal even after reducing the dosage.

    • severe

      Any incidence of a muscle disorder either previous or active should be reported to the doctor. The dosage needs to be very carefully adjusted in such cases. Clinical monitoring may be required in some cases. Any symptoms like muscle pain, weakness should be reported especially if it is accompanied by fever and unease.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with cognitive impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient for any changes in mood or behavior is recommended. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

    Food interactions
    • Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while taking LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s. Signs and symptoms like muscle pain and weakness, fever, and chills, swelling of joints, skin rash, nausea, vomiting should be reported to the doctor.

    General Instructions

    LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s should be taken as instructed by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. The quantity consumed should not be more or less than prescribed and the duration should be as instructed by the doctor. Any instance of side effect should be reported to the doctor.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

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    Additional Information>

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver LIPICA 40mg Tablet 1x10s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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