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Acipicap 250 mg Capsule

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Introduction of Acipicap Capsule

Acipicap 250 mg Capsule is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be used after making lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation. Do not stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and flushing may be seen as side effects with this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Uses of Acipicap Capsule

Acipicap Capsule side effects

  • 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. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acipicap 250 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Acipicap Capsule works

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

Acipicap Capsule related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Acipicap 250 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Acipicap 250 mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Acipicap 250 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Acipicap 250 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acipicap 250 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
use of Acipicap 250 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Acipicap 250 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acipicap 250 mg 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

Expert Advice

  • 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

Questions Related to Acipicap

How to solve problem of airthritis , and for high cholesterol.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Avoid oil, junk , refined flour Also under go X ray of affected joint, Take lipistat capsule 2 capsule twice, Guggul 2 tablet twice with water
Cholesterol level high ratio 280 and 790 . Please suggest me
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Take flax seeds 1 spoon twice, lipistat 2 capsule twice, guggul 2 tablet twice with waterDaily Yoga and pranayam, oil and fried restricted food
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Q. How does Acipicap work?

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

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  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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