Lipicure 5mg Tablet
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
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The active ingredient in the composition of Lipicure 5mg Tab is atorvastatin, which belongs to the statin (hypolipidemic) group of medicines, used to decrease the bad cholesterol in the body.
Uses of Lipicure 5mg Tab
The uses of Lipicure 5mg Tab include the treatment of high cholesterol, triglyceride levels and heart disease.
Contraindications of Lipicure 5mg Tab
- Any liver disease: hepatitis or jaundice
- Abnormal liver tests
- Pregnancy or planning pregnancy
- Allergic to this medication
Side effects of Lipicure 5mg Tab
- Muscle pain
- Lack of appetite
- Allergic reactions
- Nightmares, inability to sleep
- Dizziness, numbness or tingling in the fingers
- Rash and itching
- Feeling unwell / tired
Precautions and Warnings of Lipicure 5mg Tab
Can I take Lipicure 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
Do not take Lipicure 5mg Tab if you are pregnant or if you are planning pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breast-feeding?
Do not take this medication if you are breast-feeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine does not affect ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
High intake of alcohol while taking this medicine has to be avoided, as it may increase chances of liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are taking or have taken in the last 7 days a medicine called fusidic acid, (a medicine for bacterial infection) avoid the medicine. Fusidic acid and this medicine should not be taken together as they lead to serious muscle problems.read less
- Avoid this medication when you have kidney problems, muscle aches or pains, family history of muscle problems, past muscular problems during treatment with other cholesterol-lowering medicines, or regularly drink a large amount of alcoholread less
Mode of Action of Lipicure 5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Cholesterol is made by an enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. Lipicure 5mg Tab inhibits this enzyme thus lowering cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL levels). It also increases the good cholesterol also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.
Directions for Use of Lipicure 5mg Tab
The dosage of Lipicure 5mg Tab should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Lipicure 5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
You should check with your doctor for all possible interactions with all medications you are taking, as any medicine may interact differently from patient to patient.
Interactions with food items
Limit intake of grapefruit juice.
Other general Interactions
There is limited information available.
Storage and disposal of Lipicure 5mg Tab
- Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Dosage of Lipicure 5mg Tab
Consult your doctor immediately in case of overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions should be taken while on the medicine?
A: This medicine is a part of a comprehensive program to reduce cholesterol levels. Avoid eating foods with high fat content and exercise regularly for utmost benefits of the medicine.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: Try to take your medicine at the same time every day. Try connecting your medicine with something you do every day, such as brushing your teeth at night or having your dinner. This may help you remember to take it. Keep a daily calendar or set an alarm clock to go off at the time you need to take your medicine.
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking the medicine?
A: Tell the doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Inform the doctor of any liver/kidney ailment.
Q: When and how to consume the medicine?
A: To be taken at a fixed time each day with water. It can be taken with or without food.
Q: How long this medicine to be taken?
A: This medicine to be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Does this medicine cause gas?
A: Yes, it causes gas (flatulence).
Q: Can this medicine be purchased without prescription?
A: This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Q: What precaution should be taken if expired dosage of this medicine is consumed?
A: If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work or it may make you unwell. Consult your doctor immediately to prevent side effects, if any.
Q: Does this medicine cause weight loss?
A: No, this medicine does not cause weight loss. Kindly consult your doctor if any such symptom is noticed.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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