Lopid is rich in gemfibrozil. Gemfibrozil is a fibrate used in the treatment of high cholesterol levels. High levels of cholesterol in the body and in the blood are an invitation to heart disorders and disorders of the pancreas. Lopid is instrumental in lowering levels of cholesterol in the blood. It also raises levels of good cholesterol or HDL. Lopid coupled with a good diet and exercise should be used to combat high cholesterol levels. It is available in the form of a tablet of 600mg strength.
As an antihyperlipidemic agent, Lopid works its magic by pushing down the level of triglycerides in the body and raising HDL levels in the blood. The action of Lopid propels down the levels of glycogen in the liver.
For the best results, Lopid should be used as per the directions of the physician. It should be used for as long as recommended by the physician. The dosage should not be stopped abruptly. It should be consumed at the appropriate time everyday as prescribed by the physician.
How to consume Lopid
Lopid is meant to be consumed orally with water. Although the dosage may vary as per the patient's age, gender and weight, adults are recommended to take 600mg of it twice a day, half an hour before breakfast and dinner respectively.
Missing out on a dose on purpose is not recommended. If you do forget to take a dose, you could complete the dosage as and when it comes to your mind. But you should take care not to combine two doses.
You might have to observe certain dietary restrictions. A diet low in fat would be recommended for quick results. The physician would help you with the details.
Some side-effects like a pain in the stomach, nausea, yellowing of the skin, swellings, rashes, headache are of often experienced . These side-effects are not found in all the cases, but a qualified medical practitioner should be consulted immediately.
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