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Lipicon 10 Tablet

Manufactured byConcertina Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAtorvastatin
Description
Lipicon 10 Tablet is a medicine consisting of Atorvastatin. It is used in the treatment of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) levels. This medicine works by blocking the production of unhealthy fats in your body and prevents the risk of heart problems and stroke (a condition that causes reduced oxygen supply to the brain). Lipicon 10 Tablet has some side effects like nausea, weakness, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc. These side effects are mild and may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if these side effects last for a long time or worsen. Lipicon 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take the dose as directed by your doctor. Take it regularly at the same time for the ease of remembering. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose. Your doctor may suggest tests to regularly monitor your lipid profiles (fat levels in the blood) to make sure the medicine is working properly. Lipicon 10 Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have liver problems. Use this medicine with caution if you have diabetes, hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone in the body), or kidney problems. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicine as they may interact with this medicine and cause undesired effects. Lipicon 10 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 10 years of age as the safety and efficacy data is not available. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lipicon 10 Tablet

  • Common Cold
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Difficulty in falling sleep
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Urinary tract infection

Uses of Lipicon 10 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Primary Hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)
  • 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 effect of Lipicon 10 Tablet can be observed within 1-2 hours of intake.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Lipicon 10 Tablet may remain active in your body for 20 to 30 hours of intake.
  • 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 tendencies were reported for Lipicon 10 Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Lipicon 10 Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Lipicon 10 Tablet may pass into breast milk and can harm your infant. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Lipicon 10 Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Liver disease

Lipicon 10 Tablet is broken down and absorbed in your liver. Hence, this medicine is not recommended for use if you have liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in your body and increase the risk of serious side effects. It may also cause further liver damage and an increase in liver enzyme levels.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Lipicon 10 Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Lipicon 10 Tablet may pass into breast milk and can harm your infant. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Increase in blood sugar levels

Lipicon 10 Tablet may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Your doctor may recommend regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels while you are on treatment with this medicine.

Cognitive impairement

Lipicon 10 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). This medicine may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. However, these side effects are not serious and resolve after discontinuation of this medicine.

Use in children

Lipicon 10 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 10 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not available.

Muscle pain

Lipicon 10 Tablet may cause muscle pain, as it increases creatine phosphokinase levels in your body. Consult your doctor if it bothers you.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Lipicon 10 Tablet as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the 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. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Lipicon 10 Tablet, seek emergency medical treatment.
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

Clarithromycin

Erythromycin

Atazanavir

Cyclosporine

Gemfibrozil

Disease interactions

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition caused by the breakdown of muscle tissues. It may lead to complications such as kidney damage. Lipicon 10 Tablet should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may further worsen your condition. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual muscle pain, tenderness or weakness.

Diabetes

Lipicon 10 Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter the blood sugar levels. Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Lipicon 10 Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Take a low salt and low-fat diet and exercise regularly for better results. Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms like unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it may increase the risk of 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
Lipicon 10 Tablet reduces the production of cholesterol in your liver and helps to lower cholesterol levels in your blood. It further reduces the risk of complications related to high levels of cholesterol.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Statins

Schedule

Schedule H

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