Bezafibrate - Drug Information

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General Information on Bezafibrate

Generic Name : Bezafibrate

Pronunciation : bezz-uh-FIBE-rate

Latest prescription information about Bezafibrate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antilipemics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bezafibrate

India : 

International : 

Abeita, Befarlart SR, Béfizal, Besastar SR, Bexalcor, Bezachole, Bezafibrat Arcana, Bezafibrat Heumann, Bezafibrat-1A Pharma, Bezafibrate SR

Why is Bezafibrate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a fibrate drug, prescribed for high cholesterol in blood. It works mainly by stimulating the action of two enzymes.

When should Bezafibrate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, gallstones or gallbladder disorders; severe kidney insufficiency, decreased albumin level in blood, pregnancy and lactation.

What is the dosage of Bezafibrate?

Adult: PO- 200 mg 3 times/day. Maintenance: 200 mg twice daily. Extended release 400 mg/day.

How should Bezafibrate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth; it should be taken with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bezafibrate?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Bezafibrate?

  Most Common: Gastrointestinal upset, nausea, vomiting, itching, hives, muscle pain, dizziness, hair loss, impotence, fainting, fatigue and increase in liver enzymes.

What are the other precautions for Bezafibrate?

Take cholestyramine in 2 hours interval while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Bezafibrate?

Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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