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Brand name: Col TM

Active ingredients: clofibrate

What it is used for

This product accepted for registration as 'currently supplied' at the time of commencement of the Act. Updated pregnancy risk category was approved as specified in the letter of 1 July 1992 from Dr B. Varma. Indicated treatment: 1. primary dysbetalipoprotinaemia (Type III hyperlipidaemia) that does not respond adequately to diet; and 2. adult patients with very high serum triglyceride levels (Types IV and V hyperlipidaemia) who present a risk of abdominal pain and who do not respond adequately to a determined dietary effort to control them. Patients with triglycerides in excess of 750mg per decilitre are likely to present such a risk. INDICATIONS AS AT 15 June 1994: Col is indicated for primary dysbetalipoproteinaemia (type III hyperlipidaemia) that does not respond adequately to diet. Col may also be considered for the treatment of adult patients with very high serum triglyceride levels (types IV and V hyperlipidaemia) who present a risk of abdominal pain and pancreatitis and who do not respond adequately to a determined dietary effort to control them. Patients with triglyceride levels in excess of 750mg per decilitre are likely to present such risk

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Pale yellow, transluent, ovoid soft gelatin capsule, 16mm in length and 10mm in breadth.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient clofibrate

  • Take with food, since it may reduce gastric irritation.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient clofibrate

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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