Lexemin 160 mg
- Brand: Unison
- Product Code: US_LXM160
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Fenofibrate, which is a type of medicine called a fibrate. It is used to lower the levels of fats (lipids) called cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
For the sake of simplicity, there are two sorts of cholesterol; a 'bad' sort called low density lipoprotein (LDL) and a 'good' sort called high density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is deposited in the arteries and increases the risk of heart disease by clogging and narrowing the arteries (atherosclerosis), while HDL actually protects the arteries against this.
Triglycerides are another type of 'bad fat' that increase the risk of hardened arteries.
Fenofibrate works mainly by stimulating the action of an enzyme that breaks down triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. This is called lipoprotein lipase and is found in muscle and fat tissue. Stimulating this enzyme increases the breakdown of triglycerides and LDL in the blood.
Fenofibrate also increases levels of HDL cholesterol. The overall effect is lowered levels of "bad fats" and raised levels of "good fats" in the blood.
Fibrates have an important role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. They reduce the risk of excess cholesterol and triglycerides being deposited in the major blood vessels of the heart (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis limits the amount of blood and therefore oxygen being carried to the heart muscle. This can cause chest pain (angina) and in severe cases can result in a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
This medicine is used when blood lipid levels cannot be lowered by diet and exercise alone. It is important to continue to follow a cholesterol-lowering diet and exercise regime while taking fenofibrate. Discuss this with your doctor.
What is it used for?
High levels of fats (lipids) such as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood (hyperlipidaemia).
Size : 10 x10's = 100 tablets
English instruction inside the box.