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Fenostat 200 Capsule

Manufactured byORDAIN HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Fenofibrate (200 mg)
Description
Fenostat 200 Capsule is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. It is used for the treatment of hyperlipidaemia (high levels of fats in the body). This medicine works by lowering the levels of bad cholesterol and increasing the levels of good cholesterol in your body. Thus, it prevents the risk of heart attack and stroke (a condition that causes reduced oxygen supply to the brain). Fenostat 200 Capsule shows side effects like runny nose, sneezing, diarrhoea, headache, and muscle pain. These side effects subside on their own as your body starts adapting to this medicine. However, consult your doctor if these side effects persist or become worse. Fenostat 200 Capsule can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition. Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have severe kidney problems, pre-existing liver conditions, or gallbladder conditions such as gallstones (solid deposits that develop in your gallbladder). Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Fenostat 200 Capsule

  • Chills and fever
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain

Uses of Fenostat 200 Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Fenostat 200 Capsule to show its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Fenostat 200 Capsule remains active in your body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Fenostat 200 Capsule as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Fenostat 200 Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may harm your baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Fenostat 200 Capsule if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Severe kidney impairment

Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use if you have severe kidney problems. This medicine is exerted through urine and impaired kidney functions may lead to its accumulation in your body. It may also cause further kidney damage.

Gallbladder disease

Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use if you have any condition 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.

Liver disease

Fenostat 200 Capsule 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.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may harm your baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Use in Children

Fenostat 200 Capsule is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Hematologic Changes

Fenostat 200 Capsule should be used with caution as it may cause a decrease in 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.

Concomitant Oral Anticoagulants

Fenostat 200 Capsule should be used with caution if you are receiving anticoagulants (medicines that prevent 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.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Fenostat 200 Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Fenostat 200 Capsule. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, seek immediate medical attention for further guidance.
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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Fenostat 200 Capsule as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Azithromycin

Atazanavir

Cyclosporine

Disease interactions

Cognitive Impairment

Fenostat 200 Capsule may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have cognitive impairment (a condition that causes a decline in mental abilities like memory, learning new things, focusing, or making decisions).

Diabetes

Fenostat 200 Capsule should be used with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter the blood sugar levels. Therefore, regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition that causes the breakdown of muscle tissue. It may further lead to kidney damage and other problems. Fenostat 200 Capsule should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may worsen your condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with Fenostat 200 Capsule as it may increase the absorption of this medicine into the blood. This may increase the risk of side effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Fenostat 200 Capsule with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Take a low salt and low-fat diet and exercise regularly to get maximum benefits from the treatment. Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms like unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Fenostat 200 Capsule as it may increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest periodic blood tests to check your lipid (fat) levels and other blood components while you are 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
Fenostat 200 Capsule is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Atorvastatin reduces the level of bad cholesterol in your blood. Fenofibrate removes the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) from the blood and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
Legal Status

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Classification

Category

Statins, Fibric acid derivatives, Antihyperlipidemic combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

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