Generic name: Probucol.
Lorelco is an antihyperlipidemic (lipid-lowering medication). It is thought to work by reducing the body’s production of certain fats.
Quick Facts About Lorelco
Used to lower cholesterol levels in people with primary hypercholesterolemia. May reduce both low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad cholesterol”) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good cholesterol”).
Take with meals, exactly as prescribed. Strictly adhere to diet and exercise plan developed by your doctor; Lopid is a supplement to other weight loss measures, not a substitute.
- Usual adult dose: 1,000 milligrams per day divided into 2 doses taken in the morning and at night. Seniors — should use with caution.
- Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
- Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. In that case, do not take missed dose; go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.
Lorelco Side Effects
diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.
Side effects at the onset of treatment: brief loss of consciousness or fainting, chest pain, dizziness, nausea, rapid or strong heartbeat, vomiting. Side effects during treatment: abdominal pain, blurred vision, bruising, diarrhea, diminished sense of taste and smell, dizziness, excessive nighttime urination, excessive perspiration, fainting, gas, headache, impotence, inability to fall or stay asleep, indigestion, inflammation of the eyelid, irregular heartbeat, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, rash, ringing in the ears, stomach or intestinal bleeding, swelling due to fluid retention, tearing, tingling sensation, vomiting.
Less common or rare Lorelco side effects.
Inform your doctor before combining Lorelco with:
No known food/other substance interactions.
If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. May appear in breast milk; could affect a nursing infant. Doctors advise women taking Lorelco to delay pregnancy for 6 months after discontinuing Lorelco therapy.
Seniors should use with caution.
Not generally prescribed for children.
- Do not take if you have: recent heart damage, progressive heart disease, serious abnormal heart rhythm, or unexplained fainting spells or other dangerous conditions, unless directed by your doctor.
- Inform your doctor before Lorelco therapy if you are being treated for diseases that increase blood cholesterol, including: overactive thyroid, diabetes, kidney and blood vessel disorder, or obstructive liver disease.
- If cholesterol is not lowered in first 3 months of Lorelco therapy, doctor will discontinue medication.
- If sensitive to or allergic to this or similar medications, should not take.
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