Lipicure 40mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The composition of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S is atorvastatin. It works by decreasing the bad cholesterol known as LDL (low-density lipoprotein) in the body.
Uses of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
- Helps in increasing the good cholesterol which is known as HDL (high-density lipoprotein)
- Helps in reducing long-term heart problems such as heart attack, stroke, chest pain, etc.
Contraindications of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
- Liver related problems such as jaundice/hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
- Abnormal liver tests
- Pregnancy/planning pregnancy
Side effects of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
- Joint pain/muscle pain/back pain
- Throat pain
- Lack of appetite
- Tingling in the fingers
Precautions and Warnings of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
Can I consume this medication during pregnancy?
Do not take the tablet if you are pregnant or if you are planning pregnancy.
Can I consume Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to consume the medicine while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this tablet?
Yes, one can drive because Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S does not affect the ability to drive.
Can I drink alcohol with this medicine?
There are chances of liver damage; hence, overconsumption should be avoided
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have kidney problems
- You have a family history of muscle problems such as muscle pain/aches
- You are a regular alcohol drinker
Mode of Action of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
This medication inhibits the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which produces cholesterol, thus the uses of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S include lowering of cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL).
Directions for Use of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
The medicine can be consumed with or without food. Always consult your doctor first.
Interactions of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines like gemfibrozil, colestipol, ezetimibe increase the risk of muscle breakdown
- Avoid taking this tablet with fusidic acid
- Itraconazole, erythromycin, and ketoconazole can increase the concentration of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S in the body leading to serious side effects
Interactions with food items
Avoid drinking grape juice with the medicine
Other general Interactions
No information is available of the interactions with other conditions
Storage and disposal of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
- Store the medicine below 25 degrees
- Protect the medicine from moisture
Dosage of Lipicure 40mg Tab 15`S
If overdose of the medicine is suspected, then immediately contact your doctor.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose has to be taken as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Never try to double-up for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can this medicine be used for children?
A: This tablet is prescribed to adults and children aged 10 years or above whose cholesterol does not come down with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Always consult your doctor before starting any medication.
Q: Is this tablet also a blood thinner?
A: No, this medication only lowers the production of bad cholesterol in the body.
Q: For how long should I take this medicine? Is it safe for long-term consumption?
A: One might have to take this medication lifelong. Do not stop without asking your doctor because it may lead to an increase in the cholesterol levels again. It is safe if you take it as prescribed by your doctor as this medicine has few side effects.
Q: Does the consumption of this tablet lead to weight loss?
A: No, this tablet has not been reported to cause weight loss.
Q: What if this medicine interferes with my daily routine?
A: Try taking your tablet at the same time every day. This will help you remember the dose and it avoids missing doses.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:25 AM (IST)
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