Lipikind 10mg Tab 15's
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Atorvastatin belongs to the classification of medicine called statin. It is a hypolipidemic medicine which regulates lipid (cholesterol/fat).
Uses of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
- Heart diseases
- High cholesterol levels
- Triglyceride levels
Contraindications of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
- Liver disorders
- Abnormal liver tests
- Allergic to it
- Pregnant or planning pregnancy
Side effects of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
- Joint, muscle and back pain
- Abnormal liver function
- Creatine kinase
- Throat pain and nose bleed
- Lack of appetite
- Inability to sleep
- Rash and itching
- Feeling unwell or tired
Precautions and Warnings of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
Can I take Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
This medicine is not safe during pregnancy or if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. Consult your doctor about the same.
Can I take Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S while breastfeeding?
This medicine is known to pass into the breastmilk; hence, it is unsafe while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S?
It is safe to drive or operate tools and machine while using this medicine, as it does not inhibit or alter your ability to drive. However, if you experience any of the side effects associated with this medicine, restrain from driving or operating tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S?
Do not consume alcohol in large quantities as it may lead to high chances of liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Take precaution while using this medicine for children
- Kindly avoid starting, altering or stopping this medicine unless told by your doctor
- You should not take this medicine without your doctor's prescription
- Follow up with your doctor is necessary once you complete your course
Mode of Action of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S works by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, thus lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL levels).
Directions for Use of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
- This medicine is for oral consumption only
- Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor
- Swallow this medicine whole with water
- Do not chew, crush or break this medicine
- Follow up with your doctor on the completion of the course of this medicine
Interactions of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S used for high cholesterol levels is reported to interact with medicines such as gemfibrozil, colestipol, ezetimibe, amiodarone, diltiazem, verapamil, itraconazole, ketoconazole.
Interactions with food items
This medication interacts with grapefruit, its juices and extracts. Do not consume such food products while taking this medicine.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is reported to have interactions with medical conditions such as liver disorders and pregnancy.
Storage and disposal of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
- Keep this medicine away from the sight and reach of children
- Do not use this medicine post the expiration date mentioned on it
- Store this medicine in a closed container
- Store this medicine at room temperatures not exceeding 25 °C
- This medicine does not need special storage conditions
- Follow medical waste management protocol in the disposal of this medicine
Dosage of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S
This medicine should be used at equally measured doses. Overdose of Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S may lead to adverse side effects. At the event of overdose get immediate medical help.
Missed a Dose
Lipikind 10mg Tab 15'S dosage is a prescribed course for a set duration; hence, kindly avoid missing the dose. In the case of missed dose try to administer this medicine as soon as you remember, but if it is time for the following dose, kindly skip the missed dose and do not compensate for it by doubling the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I report to my healthcare provider before using this medicine?
A: It is a must for you to report your complete medical history, history of liver and kidney disorders and if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy to your doctor.
Q: Can I use a generic medicine with the same content as this medicine?
A: Do not use any kind of generic medicine of the same content without your doctor's advise.
Q: What are the home remedies that can increase the effect of this medicine?
A: An appropriate diet along with regular exercises along with this medicine can help speed up the process of recovery. Consult your doctor for more details.
Q: Can I refer this medicine to someone with a similar condition as mine?
A: It is strictly not advisable to refer this medicine to others with a similar condition. It should be used only when prescribed by the doctor.
Q: Can I buy this medicine on the Internet?
A: This medicine may be bought on the Internet through a trusted and verified source against the doctor's prescription. It is always advisable to buy this medicine at your nearest pharmacy.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:25 PM (IST)
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