Lipigo 10mg Tablet
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The composition of Lipigo 10mg Tab contains rosuvastatin, a hypolipidaemic medicine, belonging to the family of statins.
Uses of Lipigo 10mg Tab
- Reduce LDL levels, i.e., bad cholesterol
- Prevent stroke and reduce the risk of a heart attack
Contraindications of Lipigo 10mg Tab
- Allergic to Lipigo 10mg Tab
- Abnormal liver test
- Renal or hepatic diseases
- Alcohol addiction
Side effects of Lipigo 10mg Tab
- The common side effects of Lipigo 10mg Tab are nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, and stomach pain
- The other side effects include jaundice and abnormal liver enzymes
- The serious side effects include muscle aches, lethargy, and fever
Precautions and Warnings of Lipigo 10mg Tab
Can I take Lipigo 10mg Tab during pregnancy?
Avoid the medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or are planning to, please talk to your physician regarding it if you are on the medicine.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Limited data is available regarding this, but small amounts of it does pass into breast milk. Hence, it should be avoided while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
As per the records, it does not have any effect on the ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the tablet?
Alcohol intake should be reduced, while on the tablet, as it causes liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are on treatment with fusidic acid as fusidic acid taken along with the medicine may cause serious muscle problems
- You have a family history of muscle aches
- You have a past history of muscular problems with other hypolipidaemic medicines
- You drink alcohol in large amounts
- You have kidney or liver problems
Mode of Action of Lipigo 10mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Lipigo 10mg Tab inhibits the enzyme which is responsible for the formation of cholesterol, hence, lowering the LDL values and increasing good cholesterol (HDL)
Directions for Use of Lipigo 10mg Tab
The medicine should be consumed exactly as prescribed by your physician. It is to be taken with water and with or without food.
Interactions of Lipigo 10mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
There is an increased risk of myopathy when used with other lipid lowering medicines. Other medicines like cyclosporin and erythromycin have important interactions reducing the level of statins.
Interactions with food items
Restrictive intake of grapefruit juice is advised.
Other general Interactions
Elevated blood glucose and HbA1c levels are observed with statin intake.
Storage and disposal of Lipigo 10mg Tab
The medicine should be kept at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Keep the tablet out of children's reach and pets' reach.
Dosage of Lipigo 10mg Tab
If you overdose on the medicine, call for medical help immediately.
Missed a Dose
If any dose is missed, take it immediately when you remember. If the time is less than 12 hours for the next dose, take the medicine or else follow the regular Lipigo 10mg Tab dosage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the alarming signs to stop taking the medicine and informing the doctor?
A: Unusual muscle aches going on for more than the expected time span Severe allergic reactions like swelling of the face, lips, tongue, itching, difficulty in breathing, swallowing, and rashes on the skin.
Q: What should I discuss with my physician before starting on the treatment with the medicine?
A: You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have liver disease, renal disease, habituated alcoholic, or any thyroid disorder.
Q: How much time will the tablet take to work?
A: In 2 to 4 weeks after the treatment has started, one can see the results of lowering LDL in their blood reports, though it varies from person to person. On follow-up visits, the physician will adjust the dose according to the targeted cholesterol level.
Q: How can I take this tablet?
A: The medicine is to be consumed as a whole with or without food along with water. Take the medicine exactly as per prescription. Do not overdose or modify or stop it on your own. The medicine is to be removed from the packaging only before consuming.
Q: Can I stop taking the medicine once my lipid levels are in range?
A: You should never stop the medicine on your own. In addition, even if cholesterol levels reach the normal range, you should still continue taking this tablet as it prevents lipid levels from going up again and causing fatty deposits in blood vessels.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:00 AM (IST)
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