- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Supralip* used for?
Generic for Supralip* (Fenofibrate) is used to lower cholesterol (lipids) and triglycerides in the blood. It belongs to a class of medicines called fibrates that prevent coronary heart disease. Fenofibrate increases good cholesterol levels namely HDL. On the other hand, it decreases bad cholesterol levels namely LDL, thereby reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. This medicine is prescribed when cholesterol levels cannot be reduced by means of diet and exercise alone. However, while taking Generic for Supralip*, it is important to follow a regimen of cholesterol-lowering diet and exercise. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Supralip*?
The dosage of Generic for Supralip* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Take Generic for Supralip* with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Supralip*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Supralip* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Supralip*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Supralip*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug include hypothermia, drowsiness, sweating, and hypotension.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Supralip*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Supralip*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Supralip*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Supralip* can interact with blood thinners, anticoagulant medicines, antidiabetic medicines, and other cholesterol-lowering medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Supralip*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Supralip* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Supralip* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Supralip* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Supralip* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Supralip* can cause side effects such as gas, indigestion, joint pain, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, rash, sexual problems, and hair loss. Some of the serious side effects of this medicine are abnormal muscle pain, severe abdominal pain, fever, unusual weakness, hives, and swelling of your face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Supralip*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Supralip*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Supralip* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Supralip*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Supralip*?
How will Generic for Supralip* work in my body?
How should Generic for Supralip* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Supralip* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Supralip* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug. While taking Fenofibrate, avoid drinking alcohol as it can raise triglyceride levels, resulting in liver damage. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have low albumin blood levels, history of muscle disease, hypothyroidism, and liver disease.