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LIPIKIND F TAB

Lipikind F tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Lipikind F tablet is a combination of two lipid lowering medicines prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It is also used in treating dyslipidaemia by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (fat) levels in patients with normal kidney and liver function. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Lipikind F tablet are Atorvastatin (10MG) and Fenofibrate (160MG)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Atorvastatin is a dyslipidaemic (lipid lowering) medication that blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the liver to produce cholesterol and reduces the levels of bad cholesterol, triglycerides and raises good cholesterol. With the help of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase, Fenofibrate increases the natural lipid breakdown process. The medicine, thus removes the bad cholesterol and triglycerides from the blood.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Lipikind F tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • Hepatic or severe renal dysfunction
  • Pre-existing gallbladder disease
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Caution:
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Increase in serum creatinine levels
  • Stroke
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hematologic changes
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Children and elderly
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Lipikind F tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. You may experience one or more of the following common side effects:

  • Headache
  • Chills and fever
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Hepatomegaly
How to Use

How to Use

Take Lipikind F tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant avoid stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. The tablet is usually taken once a day.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Lipikind F tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Increased glucose levels
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Sweating
  • Acute renal failure
  • Myopathy
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary tract infection
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Lipikind F tablet may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy:

Lipikind F tablet is not recommended to use during pregnancy as it is highly unsafe. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

Lipikind F tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Avoid grape fruit juice and alcohol as they may alter serum levels.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Lipikind F tablet with digoxin, erythromycin, ethynyl estradiol, warfarin, heparin, ciclosporin, azole antifungals, clarithromycin, hypoglycaemic agents.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.


Drug Composition information
What is Atorvastatin for:

It is used to stop heart attacks. - It is used to stop strokes. - It is used to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body. - Good cholesterol (HDL) levels rise. - It is used to lower triglycerides. - It is used to slow the progress of heart disease.

How does Atorvastatin work:

Atorvastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is required for production of cholesterol.

How should Atorvastatin be used:

Take Atorvastatin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - You may take Atorvastatin with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day. - Atorvastatin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. - Continue taking Atorvastatin even if there are signs of improvement. - Do not stop taking Atorvastatin unless instructed by the doctor.

Common side effects of Atorvastatin :

Headache, Belly pain, Loose stools (diarrhea), Muscle weakness, Joint pain.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Atorvastatin :

Do not take Atorvastatin if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. - If you become pregnant while being treated with Atorvastatin, alert your doctor immediately. - Atorvastatin may cause harm to your unborn child. - You must use proven birth control methods while taking Atorvastatin and for at least 1 month after stopping Atorvastatin. - Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Atorvastatin. - Alert your doctor if you suffer from liver disease or if you previously had a stroke. - Inform your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol or if you are a frequent drinker.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. - These include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. - Very bad dizziness. - Trouble breathing. - Feeling cold. - Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea). - A big weight loss. - Very bad muscle pain or weakness. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Atorvastatin with other medicines:

Atorvastatin should not be taken at the same time as cholestyramine. - Cholestyramine reduces the effectiveness of Atorvastatin when taken at the same time. - If you are taking cholestyramine, take it at least 4 hours after you have taken Atorvastatin. - Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: - heart medicines such as diltiazem or digoxin. - Other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as gemfibrozil or nicotinic acid. - Antibiotics such as erythromycin or clarithromycin. - Antifungals such as itraconazole. - Birth control pills. - Other medicines such as ciclosporin, nefazodone, rifampicin. - A herbal or food supplement called red yeast rice. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How do I store Atorvastatin :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Dyslipidaemic Agents


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Lipikind F tablet?

The tablet is a combination of two lipid lowering medicines prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It is also used in treating dyslipidaemia by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (fat) levels in patients with normal kidney and liver function. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Lipikind F tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, chills and fever, itching and skin rash, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, weakness, cough, difficulty in swallowing, diarrhea, muscle pain, joint pain. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as pancreatitis, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty in falling or staying asleep, cholelithiasis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, hepatomegaly.

Q3. Should we take Lipikind F tablet with food or without food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant avoid stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Lipikind F tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. The medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to ingredients in the tablet, hepatic or severe renal dysfunction, pre-existing gallbladder disease, pregnancy and lactation. Caution is advised among patients with diabetes mellitus, cholelithiasis, increase in serum creatinine levels, stroke, hypothyroidism, hematologic changes, excessive alcohol consumption, children and elderly.

Q5. Does Lipikind F tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Lipikind F tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Lipikind F tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to increased respiratory rate, sweating, vomiting, vertigo, confusion, hepatic failure, angioedema, rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure, severe hypoglycaemia.

Q7. Can I take Lipikind F tablet during pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended to use during pregnancy as it is highly unsafe. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Lipikind F tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Lipikind F tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Lipikind F tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Lipikind F tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

The tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Lipikind F tablet to children?

This tablet is not recommended for children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Lipikind F tablet?

The anti-hypercholesteremic effect of this medicine is cumulative and may take up to 3-5 days to show its effects in the body.

Q14. How long does the effect of Lipikind F tablet last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not established.

Q15. Can we take Lipikind F tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Lipikind F tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Lipikind F tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

MANKIND PHARMA LTD

208, okhla industrial estate phase 3 rd, okhla phase iii, okhla industrial area, new delhi, delhi 110020

Packed By

MANKIND PHARMA LTD

208, okhla industrial estate phase 3 rd, okhla phase iii, okhla industrial area, new delhi, delhi 110020

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