Clofibrate - Drug Information

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General Information on Clofibrate

Generic Name : Clofibrate

Pronunciation : kloe FIB rate

Latest prescription information about Clofibrate. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Fibrate Drug

Trade Names/Brand Names of Clofibrate

International- Atromid- S.

Why is Clofibrate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidaemia.  It lowers triglycerides and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) level.

When should Clofibrate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, severe liver or kidney impairment, cirrhosis, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Clofibrate?

Initial: PO- The recommended dosage for adults is 2 g daily in divided doses.

How should Clofibrate be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clofibrate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of peptic ulcer, underactive thyroid gland, diabetes, and who are taking other medications.
Follow diet and exercise program regularly as directed by your physician.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Clofibrate?

   Most Common : Nausea.
   Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, loose stools, indigestion, flatulence, stomach inflammation and abdominal distress.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, and fatigue.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramping, aching and weakness.
   Skin : Skin rash, hives, itching, dry brittle hair and hair loss.
   Heart : Chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, and vein inflammation.
   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells, anemia and eosinophilia.
   Miscellaneous : Weight gain.

What are the other precautions for Clofibrate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Clofibrate?

Store it at room temperature (25C).


Schedule : H

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