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Fibator Tablet

Manufactured bySUN PHARMA LABORATORIES LTD
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Fenofibrate (145 mg)
Description
Fibator Tablet 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). Fibator Tablet 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. Fibator Tablet 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. Fibator Tablet 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). Also, inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or taking other medicines to avoid undesired effects. Fibator 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 Fibator Tablet

  • 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
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain

Uses of Fibator Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidaemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Fibator Tablet to show its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Fibator Tablet remains active in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Fibator Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage and other undesired effects.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Fibator Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Fibator Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your developing foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Fibator Tablet passes into the breastmilk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Fibator Tablet if you are allergic to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. However, 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 problem

Fibator Tablet is not recommended for use if you have severe kidney problems. This medicine is filtered by the kidneys and an impaired kidney function may lead to its accumulation in your body. It may also cause further kidney damage.

Gallbladder disease

Fibator Tablet 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

Fibator 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.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Fibator Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your developing foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Fibator Tablet passes into the breastmilk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Use in children

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

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. Fibator Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause an increase in the creatinine levels in your blood. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function while you are taking this medicine.

Cognitive impairment

Fibator Tablet should be used with caution if you have cognitive impairment (a condition that causes a decline in mental abilities like memory and thinking skills), as this medicine may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. However, these side effects are not serious and resolve after discontinuation of this medicine.

Haematologic changes

Fibator Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause a decrease in haemoglobin (an iron-containing protein responsible for carrying oxygen), haematocrit (the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood), and white blood cell levels. Your doctor may recommend period blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Fibator Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose of Fibator 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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Fibator Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage and other undesired effects.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Erythromycin

Azithromycin

Atazanavir

Cyclosporine

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Fibator Tablet 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. The damaged muscle fibres enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney damage and other problems. Fibator Tablet 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 Fibator Tablet 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 Fibator Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Do not take more or less than the prescribed dose. Maintain a strict diet regimen and exercise regularly to get maximum benefits. Inform your doctor if you experience unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, particularly if accompanied by fever. Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it may increase the risk of liver damage and other side effects.
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
Fibator Tablet is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Atorvastatin reduces the level of bad cholesterol in your blood. Fenofibrate works by increasing the natural lipid (fat) breakdown process with the help of an enzyme. This removes the bad cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) from your blood and increases the levels of good cholesterol.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Statins, Fibric acid derivatives, Antihyperlipidemic combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

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