Ciprofibrate

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Published on 25/08/2020 . 3 mins read
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Uses

What is ciprofibrate used for?

Ciprofibrate is mainly indicated to treat hyperlipidemias or high levels of fat and cholesterol in the blood. It is used as an additional therapy when proper diet and exercise are not enough to control

How should I take ciprofibrate?

Ciprofibrate tablets are for oral administration only.

How do I store ciprofibrate?

This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Do not store it in the refrigerator or freezer. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Always check the label before using this product. Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.

Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.

Precautions & Warnings

What should I know before using ciprofibrate?

Before using this medication, inform your doctor if:

  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to ciprofibrate or other fibrates.
  • You have a history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances.
  • You are taking other medications.
  • You have underlying health conditions, especially:
    • Hypoalbuminemia
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Alcohol dependency
    • History of hereditary muscular disorder
    • Hepatic impairment
    • Renal impairment

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side Effects

What side effects can occur from ciprofibrate?

All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.

Potential side effects while using this drug include:

  • Rashes
  • Urticaria
  • Pruritus
  • Myalgia and myopathy
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain

You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with ciprofibrate?

Ciprofibrate may interact with other medications. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and inform your doctor and pharmacist.

Known drugs and their interactions with ciprofibrate include:

  • Other fibrates
  • HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Oral anticoagulant therapy

Does food or alcohol interact with ciprofibrate?

Ciprofibrate may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects.

Contact your doctor or a pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.

What health conditions may interact with ciprofibrate?

Ciprofibrate may interact with your health condition.

This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:

  • Hypoalbuminemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Alcohol dependency
  • History of hereditary muscular disorder
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Renal impairment (CrCl <30 mL/min)

Contact your doctor or a pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult  your doctor or pharmacist before using ciprofibrate.

What is the dose of ciprofibrate for an adult?

The recommended dosage is one tablet (100mg) per day. This dose should not be exceeded.

What is the dose of ciprofibrate for a child?

Ciprofibrate is not recommended for use in children and the recommended dose has not been established.

Consult with a pediatrician or pharmacist for alternatives and more information.

How is ciprofibrate available?

Ciprofibrate is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablets 100mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of ciprofibrate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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