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Acipicap 250mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Acipicap 250mg Capsule is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may cause a heart attack or stroke.

Acipicap 250mg Capsule can be taken with or without food. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, abdominal pain, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk) and weakness. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time.

This medicine should be taken with caution if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor. Your doctor may ask to get regular tests for kidney and liver function while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Acipicap Capsule

Side effects of Acipicap Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Rash

How to use Acipicap Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acipicap 250mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Acipicap Capsule works

Acipimox is a niacin derivative that acts by reducing high levels of fats called triglycerides in blood.
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Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acipicap 250mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acipicap 250mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Acipicap 250mg Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Acipicap 250mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acipicap 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acipicap 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
use of Acipicap 250mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Acipicap 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acipicap 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Take it with or without food. 
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor lipid levels, kidney function, and lung function while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice muscle pain or muscle weakness while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Patient Concerns

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I have high cholesterol & fatty liver. I want to loos Wight.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take lipistat capsule 2 capsule twice, cytozen capsule 2 capsule twice, do yoga and pranayam, oil and fat free diet
Fatty liver with poor LFT and backpain Also high triglycerides and high bad cholesterol
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Capsule cytozen twice, aarogyavardhini vati tablet 2 tablet twice, lipistat capsule 2 capsule twice, punarnava kwath 20 ml twice before meal for 2-3 months
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FAQs

Q. How does Acipicap work?

Acipicap treats lipid disorders by reducing high blood levels of fats called triglycerides.

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References
  1. Acipimox. Marino Del Tronto, Italy: Pfizer Italia S.r.l.; 2015. [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). Acipimox. [Accessed 14 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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