Lipophage 60 MG Tablet
Lipophage 60 MG Tablet helps to prevent the absorption of some of the fats that we eat by the body. Primarily prescribed for weight loss or to keep off the already lost pounds from getting back, Lipophage 60 MG Tablet must be coupled with a healthy low calorie diet for optimal benefits. Also, the usage of this drug is restricted to adults only.
Remember that losing weight isn’t exactly encouraged during pregnancy, even if one is overweight to the point of being obese. If you are suffering from conditions such as chronic mal-absorption of nutrients and other gallbladder related issues, then the usage of Lipophage 60 MG Tablet is strictly advised against.
Certain conditions can make taking this drug a little tricky; these include an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), problems of the gallbladder, Diabetes (type 1/tytpe2), pancreatitis, liver disorders, eating disorders or if you’ve been using over-the-counter or prescription medications for weight loss.
Note here that Lipophage 60 MG Tablet isn’t recommended for somebody who is still an adolescent. This drug can be a good element of the total treatment program when combined with certain lifestyle changes such as ditching unhealthy foods, sticking to a consistent exercise regimen and effectively controlling weight. The recommended intake of fats, proteins and carbs should be adhered to and medications and diet must be followed rigorously.
The dosage of Lipophage 60 MG Tablet is pegged at 3 times a day; taken along with every major meal that shouldn’t contain fats more than 30 percent of the meal’s total calorific value. This drug can be taken either with your meal or up to an hour after you’re done with the meal. But if you accidentally or intentionally skip on a meal or eat something that’s got negligible fat contents, you can ditch the dose of Lipophage 60 MG Tablet for that particular meal.
Other risk factors of Lipophage 60 MG Tablet include difficult absorption of a few vitamins such as Vitamin A, E, D and K. For this very reason, mineral and vitamin supplements can be recommended by the doctor.
ObesityLipophage 60 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of obesity which is a condition with excessive fat in the body.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 24 to 48 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is more than 1 hour after the high-fat meal. Skip the missed dose If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine belongs to the class of peripherally acting antiobesity agents. The triglycerides hydrolysis into absorbable and free fatty acids and monoglycerides are inhibited by preventing the working of gastric and pancreatic lipases.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
WarfarinLipophage 60 MG Tablet may increase the risk of bleeding by altering the absorption of vitamin K. Any symptoms of dizziness, blood in stools, unusual bleeding should be reported to the doctor. Monitoring of prothrombin time is necessary. The dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
Antidiabetic medicinesChange in the body weight may alter the blood glucose levels in the body. Any symptoms of dizziness, confusion, weakness, palpitations should be reported to the doctor. The dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced based on the blood glucose level.
CyclosporineLipophage 60 MG Tablet may reduce the effect of cyclosporine by decreasing the absorption. Inform the doctor if you are receiving either of the medications. If coadministration is needed, cyclosporin should be taken 2 hours before or after Lipophage 60 MG Tablet. Monitoring of patients clinical condition is necessary.
Interaction with Disease
MalabsorptionLipophage 60 MG Tablet may worsen the condition in patients with malabsorption due to the decrease in the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and fats. Therefore not recommended in patients with digestive system disorder and cholestasis.
DiabetesLipophage 60 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to increase in the risk of low blood glucose levels. The dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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