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By Medicover Hospitals / 22 April 2021
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Saroglitazar

  • Saroglitazar is a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) inhibitor that is used to treat high cholesterol in people with diabetes (diabetic dyslipidemia). It aids in the management of high cholesterol, especially triglycerides, as well as blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The drug helps in high blood triglycerides as well as blood sugar and helps in improving insulin resistance.
    1. Saroglitazar Uses
    2. Saroglitazar Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Interactions
    5. Dosage
    6. Storage
    7. Saroglitazar vs Rosuvastatin
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Saroglitazar Uses:

  • Saroglitazar is a drug that is used to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol levels in people who have type 2 diabetes who have high lipid levels that aren't regulated by statin therapy. The drug is useful for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and controls high blood sugar and blood glucose. Mainly, the drug is prescribed for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type-2, diabetic dyslipidemia and high cholesterol.
  • Side Effects:

  • Some of the common side effects of saroglitazar are:
    • Weakness
    • Fever
    • Stomach
    • Inflammation
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Chest Pain
    • Fever
    • Dizziness
    • Gastritis
    • Weakness
    • Asthenia
    • Pyrexia
  • Saroglitazar can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before using Saroglitazar, talk to your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medication-related to it. The drug may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions or some other problems related to it. Before using Saroglitazar, talk to your doctor if you have any medical history such as Kidney disease, liver disease, stomach ulcer and abdominal pain. A person must talk to a diabetologist before you use any drug.
  • How to use Saroglitazar?

  • The drug should be taken before the meal. Saroglitazar is only available in the form of oral tablets. It comes in packets of 10 tablets of 4mg tablets and can only be taken if advised by a doctor and according to the prescribed dose. Take the medication as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Missed Dose:

  • As soon as you remember, take the missing dose. If it’s time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for a missed dose.
  • Overdose:

  • If you had taken an overdose of a medication accidentally then talk with your doctor immediately to avoid any emergency. Symptoms of a medication can be dizziness, drowsiness, headache and vomiting.
  • Interactions:

  • Drug interactions can cause Levosulpiride to function differently or it can put you at risk for severe adverse effects. Keep a record of all the medications that you use (including prescription and nonprescription medications, as well as herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin, stop, or adjust the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Warnings for Serious Health Conditions:

    Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:

  • No, taking Saroglitazar during pregnancy or lactation is not safe because there is no proof of its safety in pregnant women. Another reason to avoid taking this medication is that it is unknown if Saroglitazar is excreted by breast milk. Before taking any drug, contact your doctor right away and follow all of your doctor's instructions.
  • Saroglitazar vs Rosuvastatin

    Saroglitazar
    Rosuvastatin
    Saroglitazar is a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) inhibitor that is used to treat high cholesterol in people with diabetes. Rosuvastatin belongs to the statin drug class. It is available in tablet form for oral administration.
    The drug is useful for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and controls high blood sugar and blood glucose. Rosuvastatin is used in conjunction with a healthy diet to help lower bad cholesterol and fats in the blood while increasing good cholesterol.
    Some of the common side effects of Saroglitazar are:
    • Weakness
    • Fever
    • Nausea
    Some of the common side effects of Rosuvastatin are:
    • Muscle Pain
    • Joint Pain
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Sore Throat
    • Headache
    • Weakness

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Saroglitazar is a drug that is used to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol levels in people who have type 2 diabetes who have high lipid levels that aren't regulated by statin therapy. The drug is useful for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and controls high blood sugar and blood glucose.
    The drug should be taken before the meal. Saroglitazar is only available in the form of oral tablets. It comes in packets of 10 tablets of 4mg tablets and can only be taken if advised by a doctor and according to the prescribed dose. Take the medication as prescribed by the doctor.
    No, taking Saroglitazar during pregnancy or lactation is not safe because there is no proof of its safety in pregnant women. Before taking any drug, contact your doctor right away and follow all of your doctor's instructions.
    Some of the common side effects of Saroglitazar are:
    • Weakness
    • Fever
    • Stomach Inflammation
    • Nausea

    Citations:

  • Saroglitazar, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1517/14656566.2015.1009894
  • Saroglitazar Side Effects, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1932296813518680