Probucol - Drug Information

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General Information on Probucol

Generic Name : Probucol

Pronunciation : PROE-bue-kol

Latest prescription information about Probucol. 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 : Hypolipidemic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Probucol


International- Lorelco.

Overview of Probucol


Note: This medication is withdrawn from US market.

Why is Probucol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolaemias and hyperlipoproteinaemia.  It is a powerful antioxidant which inhibits the oxidation of cholesterol in LDLs.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Probucol?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 500 mg twice daily.

How should Probucol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Probucol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prolonged QT interval, heart diseases, decrease in potassium level, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Probucol?

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, indigestion, excessive or foul-smelling sweat.

What are the other precautions for Probucol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Probucol?

Store it at room temperature and away from moisture.

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