... get to normal ? How often do I need to have blood tests to monitor levels, as I also take thyroid medication & hormone medication ?
Hello dbla300 and a warm welcome to DC
You do say that you feel unwell, I hope that you feel some what better today. High cholesterol and lipids (fats) in your blood do not make you feel unwell. It may be the medication or your hormones adjusting. see link below
Lopid belong to a family of drugs called Fibrate. Fibrate drugs are used to improve levels of cholesterol and related lipids in your blood. If levels of lipids in the blood are too high, they can stick to the walls of blood vessels. Eventually this leads to a narrowing of the blood vessels and can even block them completely. This can lead to heart disease. Lopid is to be taken in conjunction with lifestyle modifications that include beneficial changes to diet, exercise, weight management, alcohol consumption, and smoking cessation. This should be discussed with your doctor.
If you have hypothyroidism your doctor should of ensured that your medication for this was providing adequate thyroid replacement therapy before commencing Lopid; because by correcting hypothyroidism itself may resolve the lipid abnormality.
One usually has blood test every few months for the first year.The blood test include: Liver, Kidney and Thyroid function test. Blood cholesterol and a Blood Cell Counts test. These tests may be used to monitor your progress or to check for side effects.
- Lopid Information for Consumers
- Lopid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lopid (detailed)
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