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Atromid-S Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- What are the possible side effects of clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- Who should not take clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- How should I take clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Atromid-S)?
- What happens if I overdose (Atromid-S)?
- What should I avoid while taking clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- What other drugs will affect clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Atromid-S)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Atromid-S)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call a poison control center near you.
What should I avoid while taking clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
Follow any diet or exercise plan outlined by your doctor. Diet and exercise are very important factors in controlling cholesterol.
What other drugs will affect clofibrate (Atromid-S)?
Clofibrate may increase the effects of the following drugs, which could lead to dangerous side effects:
- anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin); and
- insulin or oral medications used to treat diabetes such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase), tolbutamide (Orinase) or tolazamide (Tolinase).
Clofibrate is generally not recommended for use with other cholesterol-lowering drugs such as lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and gemfibrozil (Lopid). A serious reaction involving the muscles and kidneys may occur if these drugs are taken together and can result in death.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with clofibrate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about clofibrate written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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