Generic Name : Clofibrate Pronunciation : kloe FIB rate Therapeutic Classification : Fibrate Drug
International- Atromid- S. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidaemia. It lowers triglycerides and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) level. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, severe liver or kidney impairment, cirrhosis, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Initial: PO- The recommended dosage for adults is 2 g daily in divided doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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