what are the side effects of fibator ez

Question (Posted on :  13 Jun 2009 )


what are the side effects of fibator ez

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 13 Jun 2009 )


it contains atorvastatin,feno fibrate and ezetemibe. atorvastatin decreases the production of cholesterol while ezetimibe reduces the absorption of cholesterol from the intestines..fenofibrate acts by reducing ldl levels and increasing hdl levels...all three help in reducing lipid levels in the body.. it is not advisable to take atorvastatin with fenofibrate as they interact with each other and increase risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis...in simple words muscle degeneration and pain....however recent studies have shown no fruitful information against this.hence usage should be under strict medical supervision where dosage can be changed as and when required. this drug can be tolerated upto 48 weeks.. side effects could include... myopathy with elevation of creatinine kinase (CK) and rhabdomyolysis are the most serious, although rare lt;1%. * Headache is the most common side effect, occurring in more than 10% of patients. Side effects that occur in 1-10% of patients taking atorvastatin include: * Weakness * Insomnia and dizziness. * Chest pain and peripheral edema. * Rash * Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea. * Urinary tract infection * Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, arthritis * Sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, rhinitis * Infection, flu-like syndrome, allergic reaction. Elevation of alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) has been described in a few cases Other very rare side effects occurring in less than 1% of patients are: alopecia, anaphylaxis, angina, angioneurotic edema, arrhythmia, bullous rashes, cholestatic jaundice, deafness, dyspnea, erythema multiforme, esophagitis, facial paralysis, glaucoma, gout, hepatitis, hyperkinesia, impotence, migraine, myasthenia, myositis, nephritis, pancreatitis, paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, petechiae, photosensitivity, postural hypotension, pruritus, rectal hemorrhage, rhabdomyolysis, somnolence, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, syncope, tendinous contracture, thrombocytopenia, tinnitus, torticollis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria, vaginal hemorrhage, and vomiting Side-effects also include gastro-intestinal disturbances; headache, fatigue; myalgia; rarely arthralgia, hypersensitivity reactions (including rash, angioedema, and anaphylaxis), hepatitis; very rarely pancreatitis, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, thrombocytopenia...


 Diseases Information

Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric illness leads to eating disorder characterized by extremely low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Individuals with an...More

Dracontiasis (Guinea worm) or dracunculiasis is a topical disease caused by guinea-worm; acquired by drinking contaminated water. Since 1986, the global prevalence of dracontiasis has been reducing...More

Tension headache is the most common type of headache also called as "stress headache”. A condition involving pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tig...More



 Recent News Letters

Fish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acid which is an important nutrient for the growth of baby’s brain, form the retinas and develop the nervous system. Omega 3 foods can provide your baby with the energy and materials necessary to good physical and mental growth. Omega-3s are also important for ...More

We think we may have found one of the best excuses ever to eat a bar of chocolate. And it's nothing to do with how cocoa antioxidants are good for your heart or anything like that. Apparently eating sugar helps if you're about to blow your top. A high concentration of glucose appears to help prev...More



 Diet Information

Celiac disease: In celiac disease one cannot digest gluten properly. It is an autoimmune disorder of small intestine. Symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea and fatigue. In ce...More

Food that reduces stress has got important role in stress management. A high fiber rich food acts as natural tranquillizers. Vitamins and minerals are helpful in relieving stress. Vitamins namely, ...More

Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height to estimate body fat. It is advisable to use Body mass index along waist to hip ratio to get complete picture of your weight status. Body mass index...More



 Indicators Information

Indigestion or an upset stomach usually happens when people eat too much or too fast or eat the foods that don’t suite their body. This is a common problem for both kids and the grownups.

...More

Hemorrhoids are structures present in the anal canal of a normal human being. They become pathological and piles when they become infected and inflamed. The infection can be external or internal an...More


 e-Consult   




  Health Info

  Find a Doctor