LIPAGLYN 4MG TABLET 10'S


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SAROGLITAZAR 4MG
By CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD (ZYDUS)
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Drug Information

What is Saroglitazar used for?

Saroglitazar is used for the treatment of increased triglyceride levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Saroglitazar may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Saroglitazar work?

Saroglitazar belongs to the class of drugs called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists (PPAR). This drug acts by lowering both lipid and glucose levels by acting on certain receptors. Thus, it reduces the serum triglyceride levels.

How to take Saroglitazar?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Saroglitazar as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Saroglitazar, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Saroglitazar?

Drugs that interact with Saroglitazar include the following:

  • Dexamethasone
  • Triamcinolone
  • Budesonide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Saroglitazar?

The following are the most common side effects of Saroglitazar:

  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Gastritis

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Saroglitazar?

  • Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to Saroglitazar or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Saroglitazar.
  • Avoid Saroglitazar during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking this medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.

You are advised not to take Saroglitazar if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Saroglitazar?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver, kidney or respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Saroglitazar

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Saroglitazar?
  2. Yes, it is advised to monitor blood glucose levels and blood triglyceride levels regularly while taking Saroglitazar.

  3. Is Saroglitazar recommended to treat fatty liver disease?
  4. Saroglitazar is under investigation to treat fatty liver disease. Therefore, please consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

  5. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Saroglitazar?
  6. Yes, proper diabetic and low-fat diet are advised while taking Saroglitazar medication.

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