Hepexa 150 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Hepexa Tablet
Hepexa 150 mg Tablet is used for primary biliary cirrhosis and gallbladder stones.
Hepexa Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Hepexa Tablet
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. Hepexa 150 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Hepexa Tablet works
Hepexa 150 mg Tablet is a hepatoprotective medication. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood and helps dissolve gall bladder stones that are composed mainly of cholesterol. It also improves liver enzymes, protects liver cells from injury due to toxic bile acids, and improves liver function.
Hepexa Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Hepexa 150 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Hepexa 150 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Hepexa 150 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Hepexa 150 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Hepexa 150 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Hepexa Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Hepexa 150 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Hepexa 150 mg Tablet helps the liver perform its normal function.
  • It should preferably be taken after meals. One of the doses should always be taken after your evening meal.
  • Do not take antacids that contain aluminum while you are taking Hepexa 150 mg Tablet as this decreases the amount of Hepexa 150 mg Tablet absorbed by your body.
  • Do not take Hepexa 150 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hepexa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. What is Hepexa?
Hepexa is a bile acid, a chemical substance present naturally in the body and it helps to control the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It is used to dissolve gallstones in a functioning gallbladder.
Q. Is Hepexa safe?
Hepexa is generally well tolerated and safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your physician/ doctor.
Q. How does Hepexa work for primary biliary cirrhosis?
Hepexa works for primary biliary cirrhosis by decreasing the production of cholesterol and by dissolving the cholesterol in bile so that it does not form stones.
Q. Does Hepexa cause weight gain/ weight loss?
No effect of Hepexa has been mentioned on the weight. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience weight gain or weight loss while taking this drug.
Q. How does Hepexa works for primary biliary cirrhosis/obstructive cholestasis?
Hepexa works by decreasing the production of cholesterol and by dissolving the cholesterol in bile so that it cannot form stones.
Q. Is Hepexa effective for the treatment of gall stones?
Yes, Hepexa is effective for the treatment of radiolucent gallstones made of cholesterol in a functioning gallbladder.
Q. What is Hepexa used for?
Hepexa is used for dissolving radiolucent gallstones made of cholesterol in a functioning gallbladder and for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis.
Q. How does Hepexa work in obstetric cholestasis?
Hepexa helps in improving pruritus and liver function in women with obstetric cholestasis. Always consult your physician before taking Hepexa as there is limited data available on the use of Hepexa during pregnancy. This must not be used during pregnancy unless clearly indicated.
Q. What does Hepexa do?
Hepexa decreases the production of cholesterol and dissolves the cholesterol in bile so that it does not form gallstones.
Q. Is Hepexa a steroid?
No, Hepexa is not a steroid.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Jul 2018.
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