Lipicard (Fenofibrate) is a medicine prescribed to patients suffering from symptoms of high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. When combined with a special diet, the medicine can effectively be used to lower cholesterol levels in the body, and this specifically is LDL cholesterol which is popularly known as the bad cholesterol. In the same effect, it increases the amount of HDL cholesterol, and this is the type normally referred to as the good cholesterol. Through its basic method of working which is the dissolution as well as the elimination of particles of fat found in the body, the medicine is also found very effective in reducing the levels of triglycerides found in the blood.
Normally, a strict diet and disciplined exercise are ideal for reducing the amount of fat found in the body. If this method and other measures possibly not mentioned here fail, then Lipicard (Fenofibrate) is integrated into the treatment. The medicine is always effective and has been found to cure symptoms related to other conditions such as kidney diseases, alcoholism, diabetes, liver dysfunction and underactive thyroid. To reduce fat levels in the blood in some cases, it will only require stopping to use other medicines such as estrogen replacement therapies, particular water pills et al.
How to use Lipicard
This medicine is to be taken orally only. Unless directed otherwise by your doctor, you should take this medicine with meals. To ensure that it has been properly absorbed, take the medicine an hour before or 4-6 hours after you have taken other drugs that have been prescribed to you for treatment. Stick to the dose you have been given by your physician and do not alter it without their approval.
Your physician will prescribe the right amount of dosage for your condition based on the reports he obtains from the tests her performs on you. For most adults suffering from conditions caused by cholesterol high levels or high triglycerides levels, a daily 67mg dose is prescribed. The starting dose will normally range between 54-160mg per day. Your dosage may be increased after every 4 or 8 weeks depending on how you respond to treatment. For older patients or those suffering from medical conditions related to the poor functioning of the kidneys, the start-up dosage may fall slightly to 54mg daily.
Lipicard Side Effects
The use of Lipicard may lead to the development of some side unwanted effects. The most common ones include; back pains, pains in the abdomen, respiratory disorders, and headaches. These side effects may not be anticipated, and hence, it is advised that you consult your physician as soon as you spot the occurrence of any of these side effects. Talk to your physician about other possible side effects that you are likely to experience that may not have been mentioned here.
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) may react when taken with certain drugs. Talk to your doctor about other medication, prescription & non-prescription, herbal products or supplements particularly:
Statins – drugs used to lower cholesterol
The drug may also not be suitable for certain patients including; pregnant women, those trying to conceive or breastfeeding moms, elderly persons or persons with medical histories on kidney, liver or heart diseases.