Lipigo 20mg Tablet
By MERCK LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The composition of Lipigo 20mg Tab contains rosuvastatin, a medication from the statin family used to lower the bad cholesterol in the body.
Uses of Lipigo 20mg Tab
- Reduction in low-density lipoprotein levels (the bad cholesterol)
- Treatment of heart disease
- Treatment of high blood pressure
- Prevention of stroke
- Reduction in the risk of a heart attack
Contraindications of Lipigo 20mg Tab
- Liver/kidney disorders
- Abnormal liver tests
- Allergic to Lipigo 20mg Tab
- Addiction to alcohol
Side effects of Lipigo 20mg Tab
- Common side effects of Lipigo 20mg Tab are headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and heartburn
- Serious side effects include myopathy, muscle ache, lethargy, fever, haematuria, and jaundice
- Abnormal muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis)
- Severe muscle soreness
Precautions and Warnings of Lipigo 20mg Tab
Can I take Lipigo 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine is not safe during pregnancy and should be avoided while planning pregnancy as well.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Limited data is available, though some amount passes into the breast milk and hence, the tablet should be avoided while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Yes, you can drive while on this medication.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
To avoid liver damage, alcohol intake should be limited while on this medication.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are taking fusidic acid
- You have liver or kidney problems
- You have muscle aches or pains or a history/family history of muscle problems
- You have had previous muscular problems during treatment with other cholesterol-lowering medicines
- You have regular intake of a large amount of alcohol
Mode of Action of Lipigo 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This medication inhibits the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase that consists of cholesterol, thereby lowering cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL levels) and increasing the good cholesterol levels, which is also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Directions for Use of Lipigo 20mg Tab
Do not crush or chew but swallow this tablet as a whole. Take the dosage of Lipigo 20mg Tab as directed by your doctor.
Interactions of Lipigo 20mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Other lipid-lowering agents
- Amiodarone, diltiazem, or verapamil
- Cyclosporin, warfarin, oral contraceptive pills, itraconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, and HIV protease inhibitors
- Antacids like aluminium hydroxide
- Fusidic acid
Interactions with food items
Some interaction with grapefruit juice has been reported.
Other general Interactions
No known interactions are reported.
Storage and disposal of Lipigo 20mg Tab
Store it away from kids and pets at room temperature.
Dosage of Lipigo 20mg Tab
Overdose may lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and muscle pain. Contact your doctor immediately if you observe any side effects of this medicine.
Missed a Dose
Take the medicine as soon as you remember, or else, take the next dose to avoid a double dose. Maintain the gap of at least 12 hours between the two doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How soon can I see the effects of the medicine?
A: You may see lowered LDL cholesterol levels within 2 to 4 weeks after starting this medication, though results may vary individually.
Q: How long should I take the prescribed dose of the medicine?
A: Continue the same dose until your LDL levels are reduced as advised by your doctor. On follow-up, your doctor may adjust your Lipigo 20mg Tab dosage to help you reach your cholesterol goal.
Q: What precautions should I take while taking this medication?
A: Avoid eating foods with high-fat content and exercise regularly for optimum results. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any liver/kidney ailment.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: Try setting reminders or alarms for taking the medication on time every day.
Q: I am taking oral contraceptive pills. Is it okay to take this medication?
A: Oral contraceptive pills may interfere with the effect of this medication and hamper the LDL lowering process. Hence, inform your doctor before starting this medication.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:12 AM (IST)
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