What is Lipicard (Fenofibrate) used for?
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It is normally prescribed along with regular exercise and a balanced diet and operates by increasing the actions of enzymes that break down the fats in the blood. This action can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, or elevated blood pressure. Your doctor may also prescribe it to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lipicard (Fenofibrate)?
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once daily along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, but your particular directions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Lipicard (Fenofibrate)?
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are coughing, chest pain, trouble breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, pain, unusual swelling, or severe stomach pain. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to be sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to peanuts, who have ever had a severe skin reaction to UV light, chronic pancreatitis, biliary cirrhosis, gall bladder disease, decreased liver function, or reduced kidney function. Also disclose if you have a history of muscle disease, low albumin levels in the blood, an underactive thyroid, or if you drink large amounts of alcohol. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Lipicard (Fenofibrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lipicard may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.