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Avoid Polycap capsule with grapefruit juice.
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Atenolol and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
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Polycap capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Polycap capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR POLYCAP

Simvastatin(20mg)

Uses

Simvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood

How it works

Simvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood
Ramipril(5mg)

Uses

How it works

Ramipril relaxes the blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart works more efficiently.

Common side effects

Breathlessness, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Weakness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Irregular heart rate, Fatigue, Angina pectoris, Diarrhoea, Depression, Cough, Altered taste, Chest pain
Atenolol(50mg)

Uses

Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure

How it works

Atenolol blocks the action of certain chemical messengers on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heartbeat, blood pressure, and strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Constipation
Hydrochlorothiazide(12.5mg)

Uses

Hydrochlorothiazide is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and kidney stone

How it works

Hydrochlorothiazide lowers the blood pressure and swelling by removing extra water and electrolytes from the body.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids
Aspirin(ASA)(100mg)

Uses

Aspirin(ASA) is used in fever, headache, joint pain (arthralgia), muscle pain (myalgia), dental pain, post operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatic fever
It also prevents recurrence of heart attack and stroke.

How it works

Aspirin(ASA) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain, swelling, and blood clots.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bleeding disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer

COMMON DOSAGE FOR POLYCAP CAPSULE

Patients taking POLYCAP CAPSULE

  • 94%
    Once A Day
  • 6%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR POLYCAP

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR POLYCAP

  • Take Simvastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Simvastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Do not take Niacin with Simvastatin. Niacin may increase Simvastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.

Frequently asked questions FOR POLYCAP

Simvastatin

Q.

Is simvastatin a blood thinner or a beta blocker or steroid or diuretic or is it a statin or does simvastatin thin your blood?
No, simvastatin is a statin (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors

Q.

Is simvastatin the same as Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor (rosuvastatin) or pravastatin?
No, although it belongs to same group of medications called statins

Q.

Can I take simvastatin with ibuprofen or lisinopril?
No results found for any interaction of simvastatin with ibuprofen or lisinopril, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication

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Can I take antibiotics or clarithromycin or amoxicillin or erythromycin or amlodipine or aspirin with simvastatin?
No, do not take antibiotics or clarithromycin or amoxicillin or erythromycin or amlodipine or aspirin with simvastatin, because they interact with each other

Q.

Does simvastatin cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression or it makes you high?
No. Simvastatin does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression and it is not addictive

Q.

Does simvastatin cause joint pain or makes you tired?
Yes, sometimes simvastatin may cause joint pain or make you tired.

Ramipril

Q.

Is ramipril a diuretic?
No, ramipril is not a diuretic It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), mainly used to reduce high blood pressure

Q.

Is ramipril safe?
Ramipril is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is ramipril or cardace a calcium channel blocker/alpha blocker/ beta blocker?
No, ramipril or cardace is an ACE inhibitor and shows no known effects on calcium channels or alpha receptors or beta receptors

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Is ramipril a nitrate or a statin?
Ramipril is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure

Q.

What are Cardace / Ramistar/Hopace used for?
Cardace, Ramistar, Hopace are all trade names for the active drug ramipril. Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure

Q.

Can I take ramipril with simvastatin/amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ramipril when taken with simvastatin/ amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/Sudafed. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril

Q.

Can I take ramipril with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with ramipril, however, it is known that ibuprofen and other NSAIDs may reduce the antihypertensive effects of ramipril. Consult your doctor about any medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril

Q.

Does ramipril cause coughing?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects or ramipril

Q.

Does ramipril cause frequent urination?
No, ramipril has no known effect on increasing the frequency of urination. It may rarely increase the urine output but not affect the frequency of urination

Q.

Does ramipril cause itching?
Yes, ramipril may cause itching of skin. It is not very commonly observed

Q.

Does ramipril cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels is one a common side effects of ramipril

Q.

Does ramipril cause depression?
Yes, ramipril may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed

Q.

Does ramipril thin the blood?
No. ramipril has no known effect on blood thinning

Q.

Is ramipril available in India?
Yes, ramipril is available in India with more than 100 brand names.

Atenolol

Q.

What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q.

Is atenolol safe?
Yes. Atenolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate

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Is atenolol a narcotic?
No. Atenolol is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q.

Is atenolol cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Atenolol selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.

Hydrochlorothiazide

Q.

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?
Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Is hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?
No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide

Q.

Is hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?
No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.

Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?
Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.

Does hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?
Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide

Q.

Does hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?
No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.

Aspirin(ASA)

Q.

Is aspirin an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)?
Yes, aspirin is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is often used to treat arthritis, minor body aches, and pains, pains aggravated by inflammation, headaches, and to reduce fever.

Q.

Is aspirin same as disprin, ecosprin, asaphen and loprin?
Disprin, ecosprin, asaphen, and loprin are the three brand medicines that contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) as the main ingredient.

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Is aspirin a beta blocker?
No, aspirin is not a beta blocker.

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Is aspirin good for a hangover headache?
No. Aspirin should not be used for alcohol hangover/ hangover headache, as its use with alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.

Q.

Is aspirin a blood thinner?
Aspirin reduces the effect of certain chemical messenger systems in the body. These compounds are responsible for platelet aggregation or blood clotting. Consequently, Aspirin may considerably reduce the risk of clot formation.

Q.

Is aspirin beneficial in certain diseases of heart?
Yes. Aspirin at a low dose is generally prescribed by the physician if you are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, after stent placement or after coronary artery bypass or if you have chest pain due to coronary artery disease (angina). It should be taken for a heart condition only when prescribed by a physician/ cardiologist.

Q.

Is aspirin good for hair growth?
No, aspirin does not play any role in hair growth.

Q.

Is aspirin safe?
Aspirin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/doctor.

Q.

Is asacol aspirin?
No, asacol is not aspirin. Asacol is 5-aminosalicylic acid and is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Q.

Are aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) the same?
Yes, aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) are the names for the same medicine. Aspirin is called so, as it is a derivative of the salicylic acid and is commonly abbreviated as ASA.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)