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Fibral 200 Tablet

Manufactured byMicro Labs Ltd.
ContainsFenofibrate
Description
Fibral 200 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). Fibral 200 Tablet may cause side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc. Consult your doctor if these sides effects last for a long time. Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 Tablet without consulting your doctor. Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 Tablet and cause undesired effects. Fibral 200 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.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Fibral 200 Tablet

Lotgl 200 mg Tablet
Strides Shasun Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 Tablet starts its action is not clinically known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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. Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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

Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 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. Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take Fibral 200 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 Fibral 200 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
Fibral 200 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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