Lopid is used to lower triglyceride levels in patients with pancreatitis and reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
Common use Lopid is similar to fenofibrate (Tricor) and a fibric acid derivative. It acts reducing triglycerides and increasing cholesterol carried in high density lipoprotein thus decreasing risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack. Mechanism of its action is not known. Lopid is especially good in treatment of high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in patients with pancreatitis.
Dosage and direction The recommended dose is 600 mg 30 minutes taken twice daily: before breakfast and dinner.
Missed dose If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Overdose Symptoms of overdose are: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, joint or muscle pain. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience these symptoms.
Storage Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F).
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