At treatment of people with genetic predisposition to rising of maintenance of cholesterol content in a blood diets and food additives often are not helpful. High-technology medicines prescription is necessary. Probucol is one of such medicines. It should be taken continuously; the medical effect develops within the first two months. The beginning of action is on 7-14th day of drug intake.
Probucol slows down the formation in organism of “bad” cholesterol; it also reduces the absorption of cholesterol which arrives with nutrition. It restores the system of antioxidant protection, prevents the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
Probucol is prescribed to adult per oral, twice a day in a dose of 250 mg (as a rule with breakfast and a dinner).
This medicine is usually well transmitted however for some patients dyspepsia is possible. Probucol doesn’t cause formation of gallstones; on the contrary, it strengthens fecal excretion of bile acids. Therefore, the especially useful this medicine will be to patients having a predisposition to development of gallstone disease.
Probucol can’t be applied at pregnancy or during lactation period. It should be prescribed by the doctor.
Probucol shouldn’t be taken by people who recently have had myocardial infarction, suffering from ventricular arrhythmias.
Preparations of probucol have a lot of commercial names: Bifenabid, Lesterol, Lipomal, Lorelkol, Luizosterol, Lurselen, Sinlestan, Superlipid, Fenbutol. All of them have the same active ingredient, differences are just in manufacturer and price.