About Lipiget 20mg
Lipiget 20mg Tablets are used to help lower the ‘bad’ cholesterol and fats and raise the ‘good’ cholesterol in the blood. The bad cholesterol refers to LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein), triglycerides, etc.; and the good cholesterol refers to HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein). Lipiget 20mg belongs to a group of drugs known as Statins.
How Effective is Lipiget 20mg?
Lipiget 20mg tablet is composed of Atorvastatin. It works by making a significant reduction in the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. It lowers the ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides and raises the ‘good’ cholesterol. This decreases the risk of heart disease, helps prevent strokes, as well as heart attacks. A proper diet, such as a low-cholesterol or low-fat diet, helps make this medicine more effective. Other lifestyle changes may also support this medication work better; such as exercising, losing weight, and stopping the smoking habit.
What Dose Should I Choose?
You can generally take one tablet of Lipiget 20mg once a day with or without food. The specific dosage, timing, and quantity are prescribed by the doctor, depending on the patient’s condition, symptoms, reactions, and age. Do not take in different amounts than advised/prescribed by your doctor. Be careful if self-medicating. Make sure that the course of treatment is fully completed. If you have any questions, please ask your doctor or our professional pharmacist.
What are the Side-Effects and Other Warnings When Taking Lipiget 20mg?
Every medicine has side-effects. However, they are extremely rare.
Common side-effects of Lipiget 20mg include;
- Mild memory problems
- Muscle problems
- Liver problems
- Allergic reactions
Contact your doctor immediately if these or other side-effects appear.
Its warnings include;
- Do not take without your doctor’s consent.
- Notify your doctor if you have a prior condition, taking any medication, or have any allergies.
- Do not use Lipiget 20mg if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.
- Do not consume grapefruit or any grapefruit products while using this medication.