This medication is a fibrate drug, prescribed for high cholesterol in blood. It works mainly by stimulating the action of two enzymes.
Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, gallstones or gallbladder disorders; severe kidney insufficiency, decreased albumin level in blood, pregnancy and lactation.
Adult: PO- 200 mg 3 times/day. Maintenance: 200 mg twice daily. Extended release 400 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth; it should be taken with food.
• Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
• Avoid excess dosage.
• Patient may develop with muscle weakness, if it is so consult with your doctor.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with kidney, liver, heart disease and any form of allergies.
• Most Common:
Gastrointestinal upset, nausea, vomiting, itching, hives, muscle pain, dizziness, hair loss, impotence, fainting, fatigue and increase in liver enzymes.
Take cholestyramine in 2 hours interval while taking this medication.
Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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