FAQs ABOUT LIPIGO F
What are the uses of LIPIGO F?
LIPIGO F is a lipid lowering medicine. It is used to control elevated blood cholesterol levels in addition to proper diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. By reducing lipid levels in the blood, LIPIGO F can also be used to prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis and other circulatory disorders.
Can the use of LIPIGO F cause diabetes?
LIPIGO F may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels while undergoing therapy with LIPIGO F to avoid any unwanted side effects.
What is the best time to take LIPIGO F?
Take LIPIGO F as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take LIPIGO F. Try to take LIPIGO F at the same time each day. It is preferably taken with meals.
What are the side effects of taking LIPIGO F?
The most common side effects of taking LIPIGO F are pain in joints and muscles, gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion or nausea and headache. Contact your doctor if any of side effect worsens. Also, inform your doctor if you experience severe unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness along with fever after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol along with LIPIGO F?
LIPIGO F is not recommended for use in patients who consume large amounts of alcohol. It is advisable to avoid alcohol consumption while taking LIPIGO F to achieve maximum benefits.
Can the use of LIPIGO F make me feel more tired?
Yes. The use of LIPIGO F can make you feel more tired, because it acts by reducing the supply of energy to the muscles present in your body. However, you may also feel tired due to other reasons such as severe liver damage. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness with muscle pain.
Who should not take LIPIGO F?
LIPIGO F is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver or kidney problems. It is also not suitable for use in patients having muscle problems. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking LIPIGO F. Before taking LIPIGO F inform your doctor if you have diabetes or any heart problems. Do not take this medicine if you are undergoing therapy with antibiotics such as fusidic acid.
What are the dietary restrictions that I need to follow while taking LIPIGO F?
While taking LIPIGO F, follow a low-cholesterol diet as instructed by your doctor and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Avoid eating oil rich or deep-fried foods. Limit your sugar intake by avoid eating biscuits, cakes, soft drinks or pastries. Stick to a simple nutritious diet.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose of LIPIGO F?
If you forget to take a dose of LIPIGO F, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of LIPIGO F, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of LIPIGO F to compensate the missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Can I stop taking LIPIGO F once my blood cholesterol level is controlled?
Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it could once again increase your blood cholesterol levels. LIPIGO F can only control your blood cholesterol levels and cannot cure them completely, therefore, it is important to take this medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
Can I take LIPIGO F if I am diabetic?
LIPIGO F may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking LIPIGO F if you are diabetic.
Does LIPIGO F cause muscle pain?
LIPIGO F may cause a rare but serious side effect of unexplained muscle pain or weakness called rhabdomyolysis. It might be an early sign of a potentially serious muscle degradation. Therefore, consult your doctor if you experience any signs of muscle problems after taking LIPIGO F. Also, talk to your doctor before taking LIPIGO F if you already have weak muscles or have a family history of any muscle disorders.
What is LIPIGO F and what does it do?
LIPIGO F is a lipid-lowering medicine. It reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (VLDL and LDL) and triglycerides in the body by modulating the actions of certain enzymes that are involved in lipid metabolism (such as HMG-CoA reductase and lipoprotein lipase). Additionally, it can also reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed in the body and reduces the chances of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis or other circulatory problems.
How long should I take LIPIGO F to treat high cholesterol?
You should take LIPIGO F as long as your doctor advises you to take. Because LIPIGO F will only help you in managing your cholesterol levels and cannot completely cure them. If you stop using LIPIGO F, your cholesterol levels may raise once again.
Can LIPIGO F be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?
LIPIGO F is not recommended for use in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Women of childbearing age must use a reliable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with this medicine. However, if you accidentally become pregnant while taking this medicine, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.