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Lipigo 20mg Tablet
Lipigo 20mg Tablet
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Lipigo 20mg Tablet

By MERCK LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
173.88*
204.56
15% OFF
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Rosuvastatin(20.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

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
  • Breast-feeding
  • Allergic to Lipigo 20mg Tab
  • Addiction to alcohol
  • Cyclosporin

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

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Lipigo 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
The medicine is not safe during pregnancy and should be avoided while planning pregnancy as well.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
Limited data is available, though some amount passes into the breast milk and hence, the tablet should be avoided while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
A:
Yes, you can drive while on this medication.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
A:
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).
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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

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)

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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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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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