This medication is a lipid-lowering agent, prescribed for high cholesterol.
PO- The recommended dose range is 2 to 16gm/day in divided doses.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, blood problems, high blood cholesterol, kidney or liver problems, under active thyroid, constipation, bleeding, difficulty in swallowing, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.
• Monitor blood cholesterol level regularly.
• Gastrointestinal :
Abdominal pain, cramps, intestinal gas (bloating and flatulence), indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, loose stools, nausea and vomiting.
• Cardiovascular : Chest pain and fast heart rate.
• Hypersensitivity : Rash, hives and skin inflammation.
• Musculoskeletal : Musculoskeletal pain, aches, pains in the extremities, joint pain and backache.
• Central Nervous System : Headache, sinus headache, dizziness, lightheadedness and sleeplessness.
• Miscellaneous : Loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, and swelling of the hands or feet.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and away from moisture. Keep away from children.
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