Drug ID: 2d00000041
Drug Name: Bezafibrate
Generic Names: Bezalip (400 mg) | Fenolip | Beza XL (F/C) (SR) | Beza -XL | Bezalip | Globez | Abeita | Befarlart SR | Béfizal | Besastar SR | Bexalcor | Bezachole | Bezafibrat Arcana | Bezafibrat Heumann | Bezafibrat-1A Pharma | Bezafibrate SR
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: No information available yet.
Recommended Dose: Adult: 200 mg 3 times/day. Maintenance: 200 mg twice daily. Extended release 400 mg/day.
Recommended In: This medication is a fibrate drug, prescribed for high cholesterol in blood. It works mainly by stimulating the action of two enzymes.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth; it should be taken with food.
Storage: Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Dosage Forms: Tablet
Side Effects: Most Common- Gastrointestinal upset, nausea, vomiting, itching, hives, muscle pain, dizziness, hair loss, impotence, fainting, fatigue and increase in liver enzymes.
In Case of Overdose: No specific effects of acute overdose are known (apart from severe muscle damage, known as rhabdomyolysis).
If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of bezafibrate or intentional overdose is suspected, contact your local hospital.
Avoid If: Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, gallstones or gallbladder disorders; severe kidney insufficiency, decreased albumin level in blood, pregnancy and lactation.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.
Patient may develop with muscle weakness, if it is so consult with your doctor.
Caution should be exercised in patients with kidney, liver, heart disease and any form of allergies.
Take cholestyramine in 2 hours interval while taking this medication.
Drug Interaction: This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious, possibly fatal interactions may occur:
Ezetimibe which is another fibrate
If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting bezafibrate.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:
Lipid-modifying drugs (resins such as the anion-exchange resins, colestipol or colestyramine; statins, such as atorvastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, fluvastatin or rosuvastatin; other fibrates, such as fenofibrate, ciprofibrate or gemfibrozil; ezetimibe)
Antibiotics (e.g. daptomycin)
Antidiabetic drugs (e.g. insulin or sulphonylureas)
Antidepressants (monoamine oxidase inhibitors [MAOIs], such as phenelzine).
Blood-thinning agents (e.g. warfarin, acenocoumarol or phenindione)
Oral contraceptive/hormone replacement therapy (e.g. oestrogens and progesterones).