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Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet

Manufactured byTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsFenofibrate
Description
Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is a lipid (fat) lowering medicine. It is used to treat high blood cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) levels. This medicine reduces the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides and increases the levels of good cholesterol in your blood. This may further reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke (a condition that causes reduced oxygen supply to the brain). Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet may cause side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc. Consult your doctor if these sides effects last for a long time. Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Avoid the discontinuation of Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have severe liver or kidney problems, or gallbladder conditions such as gallstones (solid deposits that develop in your gallbladder). Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines as they can interact with Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet and cause undesired effects. Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet

  • Chills and fever
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Muscle pain
  • Diarrhoea

Uses of Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Severe hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time at which Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet starts its action is not clinically known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet can remain in your body for around 5 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported for Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known if Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet passes into breastmilk. Therefore, this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms like skin rashes, redness/swelling (especially of the face, lips, throat, etc.), hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting), breathing difficulty, etc.

Gallbladder disease

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have any conditions affecting your gallbladder such as gallstones (solid deposits that develop in your gallbladder, a small pouch that stores bile produced by the liver). This medicine may further increase the risk of gallstones due to increased excretion of cholesterol into the bile (a fluid produced in the liver that helps in digestion).

Active liver disease

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet may cause abnormal liver function, swelling of the liver, and liver damage. Hence, this medicine is not recommended for use if you have active liver problems as it may further worsen your condition leading to toxicity.

Severe kidney impairment

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have severely impaired kidneys as a damaged kidney will not filter the medicine completely out of your body, leading to toxicity.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

It is not known if Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet passes into breastmilk. Therefore, this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hematologic changes

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause a mild to moderate decrease of haemoglobin (an iron-containing protein responsible for carrying oxygen), haematocrit (blood test done to measure the proportion of red blood cells in the blood), and white blood cell levels.

Increase in serum creatinine levels

Creatinine is a waste substance that your kidneys normally eliminate from the body. Any change in the creatinine levels in the blood indicates kidney damage. Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause an increase in the creatinine levels in your blood. Hence, periodic monitoring of kidney function is recommended while taking this medicine.

Concomitant oral anticoagulants

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you are receiving anticoagulants (medicine that prevents the formation of blood clots) due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Your doctor may recommend dose adjustment or another suitable alternative based on your condition.

Use in children

Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose of Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Glimepiride

Simvastatin

Lovastatin

Cyclosporine

Disease interactions

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition that causes the breakdown of muscle tissues. It may lead to complications such as kidney damage. Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet may cause muscle damage in some cases. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis. If you experience any unusual muscle pain, tenderness and weakness, consult your doctor immediately.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet at the same time every day as it will help you to remember. It may take 2 months to get maximum benefits from this medicine. Make sure to check the expiry date before taking Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet. Keep this medicine away from children and pets. Take a low salt and low-fat diet and exercise regularly for better results. Your doctor may suggest periodic blood tests to check your lipid (fat) levels and other blood components while taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Feno Tg 160 mg Tablet works by increasing the natural lipid (fat) breakdown process with the help of an enzyme. This removes the bad cholesterol and triglycerides from your blood and increases the levels of good cholesterol.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Fibric acid derivatives, Hypolipidaemic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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