Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Bezafibrate exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Bezafibrate together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Bezafibrate must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Bezafibrate even if there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Bezafibrate unless instructed by your doctor.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience muscle pain, weakness or tenderness especially if it is accompanied by fever or general body discomfort.
For as long as you are taking Bezafibrate, you will need to have regular blood tests to monitor your body's response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these blood tests.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from kidney, liver, bile duct or gall bladder disease.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not take Bezafibrate if you are pregnant. You should use adequate birth control several months before starting Bezafibrate as well as when undergoing treatment with Bezafibrate.
Do not breastfeed while being treated with Bezafibrate.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Bezafibrate helps lower your cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels.
Excessive cholesterol and fat in your body can clog up your blood vessels. This can lead to many health problems such as strokes and heart disease, including heart attacks.
Bezafibrate is meant to be taken as part of a complete cholesterol management programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What side effects could I experience?
Bezafibrate may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other common side effects of Bezafibrate include stomach pain, nausea, wind, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping.
Some side effects may be serious, although they are rare. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:
- muscle pain, muscle cramps, numbness or weakness that does not go away
- joint pain that does not go away
- yellowing of the skin or the eyes
- unusual tiredness
- swollen eyes or mouth, breathlessness
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines
- warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
- other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
- diabetes medicines such as glipizide, glimepiride
- ciclosporin (a medicine used for organ transplant and rheumatoid illness)
- frusemide (a heart or blood pressure medicine)
- certain mood medicines or antidepressants
- a herbal or food supplement called red yeast rice
Bezafibrate should not be taken at the same time as cholestyramine. Cholestyramine reduces the effectiveness of Bezafibrate when taken at the same time. If you are taking cholestyramine, take it at least 2 hours after you have taken Bezafibrate.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.