What is Lipicard (Fenofibrate) used for?
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) is a statin medication prescribed to treat patients with high levels of triglycerides or cholesterol. The medication reduces high levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins). This may prevent future cardiac events such as strokes, heart attacks, or angina. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Lipicard (Fenofibrate)?
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken each day, but your directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lipicard (Fenofibrate)?
The use of Lipicard (Fenofibrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, chest pain, swelling in the legs, severe stomach pain, nausea, or irregular heartbeats. Tell your physician about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more problems from appearing.
Lipicard (Fenofibrate) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to peanuts, lactose intolerant, children, or who have inflammation of the pancreas, biliary cirrhosis, gall bladder disease, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. Also inform your physician if you are elderly, consume large amounts of alcohol, have a history of muscle disease, hypothyroidism, or if you have low albumin levels in the blood. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or other alterations to your treatment to prevent unexpected problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lipicard (Fenofibrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.