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ACIPICAP 250MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 70.50 for 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each)
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Composition for ACIPICAP

Acipimox(250 mg)

food interaction for ACIPICAP

alcohol interaction for ACIPICAP

pregnancy interaction for ACIPICAP

lactation interaction for ACIPICAP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Acipicap 250mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Acipicap 250mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Acipicap 250mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ACIPICAP

Acipimox(250 mg)

Uses

Acipicap 250mg capsule is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood.

How it works

Acipicap 250mg capsule is a niacin derivative that acts by reducing high levels of fats called triglycerides in blood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Flushing, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Rash

SUBSTITUTES for ACIPICAP

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for ACIPICAP

  • Acipimox is not effective for all lipid disorders and should not be taken to prevent heart disease.
  • Acipimox is for long term use; blood tests should be performed at regular intervals to monitor your condition while you are on this therapy.
  • Before taking acipimox, make sure that you have made lifestyle changes such as intake of low cholesterol and low-fat diets, exercise and weight loss, cessation of alcohol etc.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a stomach or gut ulcer or severe kidney problem or if you are taking any other lipid lowering agents. Caution should be taken if acipimox is used in combination with statins (e.g. simvastatin) or fibrates (e.g. clofibrate).
  • Acipimox may cause unexplained muscle pain, muscle tenderness or muscle weakness. Stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for ACIPICAP

Acipimox

Q.How does acipimox work?
Acipimox treats lipid disorders by reducing high blood levels of fats called triglycerides.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)