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Probucol oral

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.




This medication is used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of cholesterol may block the blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease. For best results, this medication must be used along with an exercise program and a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet.

How To Use

Take this medication as prescribed. It is usually taken with the morning and evening meals. It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed.

Side Effects

Stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, headache, dizziness, numbness or tingling of the face, fingers or toes may occur during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: swelling of face/hands/ feet/mouth, fainting. If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have had heart attacks or irregular heartbeats. Also be sure to mention if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Use birth control for at least 6 months after stopping this drug.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: clofibrate, antidepressants, tranquilizers, beta-blockers, digoxin or other medications for an irregular heartbeat. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


Your doctor may periodically perform lab tests during treatment to evaluate the effectiveness of the medication. Know what your cholesterol level is and understand what it means. Your doctor, pharmacist or nutritionist can provide you with valuable information. Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.