This medication is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidaemia. It lowers triglycerides and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) level.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, severe liver or kidney impairment, cirrhosis, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Initial: PO- The recommended dosage for adults is 2 g daily in divided doses.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
• 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.
• Most Common :
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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