Fenofibrate/Lipantil

Lipantil micro belongs to a group of medicines commonly known as fibrates. These drugs are used to lower the levels ...

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Lipantil micro belongs to a group of medicines commonly known as fibrates. These drugs are used to lower the levels of fats (lipids) in the blood, by, for example, fats known as "triglycerides". Lipantil micro is used to lower blood fat levels in combination with a low-fat food diet and other non-drug treatments, such as activity physical activity and weight loss.

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What is Lipantil?

Lipantil micro Fenofibrate belongs to a group of medicines commonly known as fibrates. These medicines are used to lower the level of fats (lipids) in the blood, for example, fats known as triglycerides. Fenofibrate is used in conjunction with a low-fat diet and other non-drug treatments such as exercise and weight loss, to lower blood fat levels.

How does it work?

Fenofibrate acts to reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The action of this medication is conditioned to its correct use, according to your indications and doctor's prescription, and the effects beneficial effects may be seen during treatment.

Fenofibrate has its action based on the reduction of bad cholesterol (LDL - C), a decrease of triglycerides, and increased good cholesterol (HDL - C). LDL favors the stiffening processes of veins and arteries, increasing cardiovascular risk, while HDL favors the transport of body fats to be consumed by the liver and subsequently eliminated. The effects of fenofibrate begin to occur from the second week of treatment and are maintained for all treatment

What are the benefits of taking it?

Lipantil Micro Capsule are indicated for patients with increased blood cholesterol and/or triglycerides (fat), which did not respond to diet and other non-drug therapeutic measures (eg weight loss or activity especially when there are associated risk factors, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and use of cigarette (smoking). The diet started before treatment should continue during the use of fenofibrate.

How do I use it and its dosage?

Always take these cholesterol capsules exactly as your doctor has told you. You must talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Swallow the tablet whole with enough water (a glass of water).

Do not chew the tablet.

The recommended dose for adults is one tablet a day. If you are currently taking one capsule of Lipantil 200 mg or a tablet of Lipantil 160 mg, you can change the dose to a tablet of Lipantil micro 145 mg.

People with kidney disease

If you have kidney problems, your doctor may recommend that you take a lower dose. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about this.

Use in children and adolescents

The use of Lipantil micro 145 mg is not recommended for persons under 18 years of age. If you take more Lipantil micro than you should. If you have taken more Lipantil micro tablets, or if you think that someone else has swallowed tablets, go immediately to the emergency room of the nearest hospital or tell your doctor yours.

If you forget to take Lipantil micro

If you forget to take a dose of Lipantil micro to take the next dose during the next meal and then continue the administration as usual. If you forget to take the medicine, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects are important and require immediate action if you experience them

You should stop treatment with Fenofibrate Teva and immediately consult your doctor if you have the following symptoms:

Rare: May affect up to 1 in 1,000 patients.

  • Muscle weakness or pain

Very rare may affect 1 in 10,000 patients

  • Muscle weakness or inflammation and hypersensitivity that can progress and become a serious life-threatening disease (called "rhabdomyolysis")

The following side effects have also been reported:

Frequent can affect 1 in 10 patients:

  • Digestive disorders such as abdominal pain, nausea (feeling dizzy), vomiting (getting dizzy), diarrhea, and
  • Changes in blood test results on how your liver is working Uncommon, can affect 1 in 100 patients:
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas that causes abdominal pain)
  • Skin rash, itching, hives,
  • Blood clot formation in the veins (deep vein thrombosis) or in the arteries of the lung (pulmonary embolism)
  • Gallstones

Rare, can affect 1 in 1,000 patients:

  • Changes in blood test results that show how well your kidneys are working
  • Decreased hemoglobin (pigment for oxygen transport from the blood) and white blood cells
  • Headache, dizziness, decreased libido, tiredness
  • Hair loss

Very rare, they can affect 1 in 10,000 patients:

  • Chronic lung disease causing difficulty breathing (interstitial lung disease)
  • photosensitivity reactions (sensitivity to sunlight, artificial lamps, or UV beds)
  • Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), which can lead to jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), abdominal pain, and itching

Buying Lipantil (Fenofibrate) Capsules online.

You can buy Lipantil Micro (Fenofibrate) Capsules online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy these high cholesterol capsules online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust.

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