How It Works:
Saroglitazar belongs to a class of medication called PPAR (peroxisome proliferator activated receptor) agonists. It works by reducing triglycerides, very low and low density lipoprotein, and increasing HDL cholesterol. It also has favourable effects on glycemic indices by reducing fasting glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin in patients with diabetes.
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Saroglitazar is used in the treatment of dyslipidemia (abnormal lipid levels) and hypertriglyceridemia (increased triglyceride levels) associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus that is not controlled by statin therapy.
- Use with caution if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, or history of myopathies, heart disease with episodic congestive heart failure or if you observe excessive weight gain.
- If you have type 2 diabetes with episodic congestive heart failure, you should be regularly monitored for signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure.
- It should be used with caution in elderly patients.
- Saroglitazar is not recommended in children.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is saroglitazar safe during pregnancy?Saroglitazar should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is saroglitazar safe during breastfeeding?Saroglitazar should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.