Antilip and Grapefruit Juice
The liver breaks down Antilip and grapefruit juice in different ways, so the possibility of a drug interaction may be unlikely.
However, you should still limit or avoid grapefruit juice while taking Antilip.
- This medication contains Antilip. Do not take Tricor, Lofibra tablets, Fenoglide, Lipofen, and Triglide if you are allergic to Antilip or any ingredients contained in this drug
- Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately
Taking Antilip with certain drugs that suppress your body’s immune response can increase the level of Antilip in your body. This raises your risk of side effects from Antilip. Examples of these drugs include:
The Antilip dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:
- the type and severity of the condition you’re using Antilip to treat
- your age
- the form of Antilip you take
- other medical conditions you may have
Typically, your doctor will start you on a low dosage and adjust it over time to reach the dosage that’s right for you. They’ll ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to suit your needs.
If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison-control center or emergency room immediately. You can contact a poison-control center at (800) 222-1222.
Why it’s used
Antilip is used to improve cholesterol levels in three types of cholesterol problems:
- Mixed dyslipidemia: high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol
- Severe hypertriglyceridemia: very high levels of triglycerides
- Primary hypercholesterolemia: very high levels of LDL cholesterol
Antilip helps lower high levels of harmful cholesterol, mainly triglycerides. It also helps increase levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
Antilip and Other Interactions
You should avoid taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, such asrosuvastatin, (Crestor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), and others.
If you are taking statins while on Antilip, it can increase your risk of having a reaction that damages your muscles and kidneys.
Also, talk to your doctor before taking Antilip if you are taking ezetimibe (Zetia).
Antilip can increase the effects of blood-thinning medications.
You should not take Antilip while on any of the following drugs:
- Colchicine (Colcrys)
- Telbivudine (Tybexa)
- Ursodiol (Actigall)
- Contraceptives and hormone replacement medications containing: conjugated estrogens, estradiol, estropipate, ethinyl estradiol, or mestranol
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Antilip side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Antilip (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
In rare cases, Antilip can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, or dark colored urine.
Also call your doctor at once if you have:
sharp stomach pain spreading to your back or shoulder blade;
loss of appetite, stomach pain just after eating a meal;
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
fever, chills, weakness, sore throat, mouth sores, unusual bruising or bleeding;
chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood; or
swelling, warmth, or redness in an arm or leg.
Common Antilip side effects may include:
abnormal laboratory tests.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Antilip and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking Antilip can make your Antilip treatment less effective — especially when drinking for long periods of time.
Rated Antilip for Hyperlipoproteinemia Report
This medication made my muscles ache, my jaw hurt (my whole mouth hurt) and very tired. I would never recommend this drug to anyone. Side effects are the worst and it tore my muscles.
- Antilip tablets should be taken with food. This can help increase the amount of drug your body absorbs.
- Take this drug at the time(s) recommended by your doctor.
- Don’t cut or crush the tablets.