Tablets: 600 milligrams.
Lopid is prescribed for selected persons with either low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglyceride concentrations to reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Lopid is prescribed in persons with very high triglyceride concentrations that may cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Lopid is indicated, along with a special diet, for treatment of people with very high levels of serum triglycerides (a fatty substance in the blood) who are at risk of developing pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and who do not respond adequately to a strict diet.
This drug can also be prescribed to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in people who have failed to respond to weight loss, diet, exercise, and other triglyceride- or cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Lopid is prescribed twice daily, and it is recommended that it be taken 30 minutes before meals.
The recommended dose is 1,200 mg divided into 2 doses, given 30 minutes before the morning and evening meals.
Safety and effectiveness of Lopid have not been established for use in children.
This drug should be prescribed with caution by older adults.
The most common side effects of Lopid are:
- Tiredness (1 in 30 patients) and nausea or vomiting (1 in 40 patients);
- Upset stomach (1 in 5 patients) diarrhea (1 in 14 patients);
Others may experience:
- Blurred vision;
- Decreased sexual drive;
- Tingling in the extremities;
Less common are:
- Muscle aches;
Lopid side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Acute Appendicitis;
- Abdominal Pain;