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Lopid Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lopid is used for treatment of high levels of serum triglycerides (a fatty substance in the blood) who are at risk of developing pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). Lopid is also be used to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in people who have failed to respond to weight loss, exercise, and other triglyceride- or cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Lopid Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1,200 milligrams divided into 2 doses and you should be taken before the morning and evening meals.
  • Safety and effectiveness of Lopid have not been established for use in children.

Uses of Lopid

  • Lopid is used to treats high levels of serum triglycerides.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lopid

Before taken Lopid medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lopid. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Rash

Warnings and precautions before taking Lopid:

  • Liver disorders may occur while you are taking Lopid. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • The use of Lopid may cause gallstones and it may leading to possible gallbladder surgery. If you develop gallstones, then your doctor will tell you to stop taking the drug.
  • If you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, then you should consult with your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lopid with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lopid with the following:

  • Atorvastatin
  • Fluvastatin
  • Lovastatin
  • Pravastatin
  • Simvastatin

After taken Lopid if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Lopid overdose include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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