Colchicine is a drug used to treat gout. Taking it with Catalip raises your risk of muscle pain.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Catalip?
Fibric acid derivatives may increase the adverse effects of colchicine (Colcrys) on muscle tissue.
Cyclosporine may increase the toxic effects of fibric acid derivatives on the kidney while fibric acid derivatives may decrease blood levels of cyclosporine.
Catalip and its derivatives may increase the adverse effects associated with ezetimibe (Zetia), HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), and sulfonlyureas. Fibric acid derivatives may increase the anticoagulation (blood-thinning) benefits of warfarin (Coumadin).
Warnings for other groups
For pregnant women: There haven’t been enough studies done in humans to show if Catalip poses a risk to a human fetus. Research in animals has shown a risk to the fetus when the mother takes the drug. However, animal studies don’t always predict the way humans would respond.
Talk with your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.
If you become pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
For women who are breastfeeding: Catalip may pass into breast milk and cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk with your doctor if you breastfeed your child. You may need to decide whether to stop breastfeeding or stop taking this medication.
Catalip oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. It comes with risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.
If you stop taking the drug suddenly or don’t take it at all: Your cholesterol levels may not be controlled. This raises your risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule: Your medication may not work as well or may stop working completely. For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times.
If you take too much: You could have dangerous levels of the drug in your body. Symptoms of an overdose of this drug can include:
- back pain
- muscle pain
- common cold
- upper respiratory tract infection
If you think you’ve taken too much of the drug, call your doctor or local poison control center. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
What to do if you miss a dose: Take your dose as soon as you remember. But if you remember just a few hours before your next scheduled dose, take only one dose. Never try to catch up by taking two doses at once. This could result in dangerous side effects.
How to tell if the drug is working: Your cholesterol levels should improve. You won’t feel Catalip working, but your doctor will check your cholesterol levels using blood tests. Your doctor may adjust your dosage based on the results of these tests.
Keep these considerations in mind if your doctor prescribes Catalip for you.
Why it’s used
Catalip 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
Catalip helps lower high levels of harmful cholesterol, mainly triglycerides. It also helps increase levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
Catalip (Tricor) Interactions
It is always important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your treatments, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications; vitamins, nutritional shakes, protein powders, and other supplements; herbal treatments or other alternative medicines; and any illegal or recreational drugs.
The following drugs may interact with Catalip:
- Acyclovir (Zovirax)
- Adefovir dipivoxil (Hepsera)
- A group of antibiotics called aminoglycosides, such as: amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, and streptomycin
- Blood pressure medications, such as the beta blockers: betaxolol (Betoptic, Kerlone), bisoprolol (Zebeta), atenolol (Tenormin), esmolol (Brevibloc), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), and propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA )
- Diabetes medications, such as chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, and nateglinide (Starlix)
- Certain drugs for cancer, such ascisplatin and pemetrexed
More common side effects
The more common side effects that can occur with use of Catalip include:
- back pain
- stuffy or runny nose
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
What Other Drugs Interact with Catalip?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe interactions of Catalip include:
Serious Interactions of Catalip include:
Catalip has moderate interactions with at least 26 different drugs.
Mild Interactions of Catalip include:
This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.
Rated Catalip for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa (Elevated LDL) Report
It was prescribed to me by kaiser while mi insurance was balid. and this drug where the only one to lower my cholesterol levels down to 150. I initially started at 540 down to 150 that was amazin
Catalip tablets, is a lipid regulating agent available as tablets for oral administration. Each tablet contains 40 mg or 120 mg Catalip. The chemical name for Catalip is 2--2-methyl-propanoic acid, 1-methylethyl ester with the following structural formula:
Drug forms and strengths
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 40 mg, 48 mg, 54 mg, 107 mg, 120 mg, 145 mg, 160 mg
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 40 mg, 120 mg
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 48 mg, 145 mg
- Form: oral tablet
- Strength: 160 mg
Rated Catalip 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.
Catalip | Global Pharmaceuticals, Division Of Impax Laboratories Inc.
The initial treatment for dyslipidemia is dietary therapy specific for the type of lipoprotein abnormality. Excess body weight and excess alcoholic intake may be important factors in hypertriglyceridemia and should be addressed prior to any drug therapy. Physical exercise can be an important ancillary measure. Diseases contributory to hyperlipidemia, such as hypothyroidism or diabetes mellitus should be looked for and adequately treated. Estrogen therapy, thiazide diuretics and beta-blockers, are sometimes associated with massive rises in plasma triglycerides, especially in subjects with familial hypertriglyceridemia. In such cases, discontinuation of the specific etiologic agent may obviate the need for specific drug therapy of hypertriglyceridemia.
Lipid levels should be monitored periodically and consideration should be given to reducing the dosage of Catalip tablets if lipid levels fall significantly below the targeted range.
Therapy should be withdrawn in patients who do not have an adequate response after two months of treatment with the maximum recommended dose of 120 mg once daily.
2.2 Primary Hypercholesterolemia or Mixed Dyslip >The initial dose of Catalip tablets is 120 mg per day.
2.3 Severe Hypertriglycer >The initial dose is 40 to 120 mg per day. Dosage should be individualized according to patient response, and should be adjusted if necessary following repeat lipid determinations at 4 to 8 week intervals. The maximum dose is 120 mg per day.
2.4 Impaired Renal Function
Treatment with Catalip tablets should be initiated at a dose of 40 mg per day in patients with mild to moderately impaired renal function, and increased only after evaluation of the effects on renal function and lipid levels at this dose. The use of Catalip tablets should be avoided in patients with severe renal impairment .
2.5 Geriatric Patients
Dose selection for the elderly should be made on the basis of renal function .
Warnings for people with certain health conditions
For people with liver disease: Catalip can cause liver problems, which could lead to liver failure. Let your doctor know if you have a history of liver disease. Your doctor can tell you if Catalip is safe for you. If you have active liver disease, you should not take Catalip.
For people with kidney disease: Catalip may cause abnormal results from tests of kidney function. These changes are typically temporary and not harmful. To be safe, your doctor may monitor your kidney function more often. If you have severe kidney disease, you should not take Catalip.
Why is Catalip prescribed to patients?
Catalip is used with dietary modifications for the treatment of lipid disorders. It helps reduce levels of LDL-C, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B, and increase HDL-C. It is prescribed to patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.