Lipicard-Av Tablet is prescribed as an adjunct to diet for the reduction of total and LDL cholesterol. It also may be used in hypercholesterolemic patients without clinically evident heart disease to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction, to reduce the risk for revascularization, and reduce the risk of death due to cardiovascular causes.
Lipicard-Av Tablet belongs to a group of drugs known as statins. It reduces the level of low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol in the body. It also helps in curing various conditions like narrowing of arteries that arises due to high cholesterol levels in the body.
It can also reduce the amount of liver fat in the body. This drug is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack or coronary heart diseases.
Use of Lipicard-Av Tablet must be as per directed by the doctor. It is also important to take regular dose of Lipicard-Av Tablet for best results. However if you have missed a dose, don’t try to compensate it by taking an extra dose with the next one. That is extremely harmful to the body.
You should also consult with your doctor regarding the intake of this drug in case you are suffering from :
It is harmful to use Lipicard-Av Tablet if you are suffering from any liver diseases. Also, this drug is not permitted to be used by anyone below the age of 10 years. A pregnant woman or someone planning to get pregnant should not take this drug.
Some other conditions that require the doctor’s clearance are, if you have or are –
Taking any prescribed medicine or diet supplements
Any food or medicine allergies
Consume alcohol regularly
Any kind of muscle problems
Low blood pressure
Lipicard-Av Tablet should be stored at a temperature between 20 to 25 degree celcius. It should be kept away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Keep the drug away from the reach of the children and pets.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
The most common use of this medication is:
Type 3 Hyperlipoproteinemia
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Prevention Of Cardiovascular Diseases
Prevention Of Stroke
Side effects that might occur after the consumption of this medicine include:
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it’s already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medication works by increasing the number of hepatic LDL receptors on the cell surface, enhancing uptake and catabolism of LDL and it inhibits the hepatic synthesis of VLDL, thereby reducing the total number of VLDL and LDL particles.