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Cholesterol, high triglycerides. Taking lipicard, side effect of anal bleeding, gas formation. Should medication be continued?

my dad is a 50 year old man wieghing he has cholesterol and triglyceride problem he was prescribed lipicard 160 on 19th june at a dose of 1 tab per day...he was okay before consuming this medicine but since today morning he has been facing piles bleeding as well as a lot of gas it due to the intake of this medicine ? should he stop this med ? father was having aztor10 for the last 6 months and had no such problems.his current cholestorel level is ok but triglyceride level is 136.hope to get your reply as soon as possible. thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Hello Mridul,

Lipicard may lead to excessive gas formation in the stomach and cause bloated feeling but is not known to cause pile. You should consult a surgeon for diagnosis and treatment of bleeding per rectum. Lipicard is slightly superior to aztor for treating raised triglycerides and he can continue using it.
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