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Acipicap 250Mg Capsule

Acipicap 250Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Acipimox
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Acipicap 250Mg Capsule is an imitative derivative of Vitamin B3 which is often used as an anti-hyperlipidemic agent. Antihyperlipidemic agents are also known as lipid lowering agents which are effective against high levels of fats in the blood such as cholesterol.

Acipicap 250Mg Capsule inhibits the enzyme called triglyceride lipase, thereby reducing the fat and fatty acids in the blood and their flow to the liver. This medicine is absorbed from the intestines, and is not bound to plasma proteins. Low density lipo-protein is reduced in the body due to the effect of Acipicap 250Mg Capsule.

This medicine is not to be consumed by patients who are having existing or previous complications like peptic ulcers, myocardial infarction, renal insufficiency etc.

Side effect of this medicine may include flushing, indigestion, palpitation, headache etc. Flushing is a condition in which the skin, especially the face becomes reddened. Often other parts of the body also gets heated and reddened in such condition, the most common of which are the ears. Gastro-intestinal disorders like indigestion, constipation, acidic throat etc can also happen. Acipicap 250Mg Capsule is safe if taken in proper dosage under doctor's supervision. Nausea and vomiting are some effects which have also been seen in patients.

increased cholesterol levels in blood
In addition to its intended effect, Acipicap 250Mg Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face
ears
neck and trunk)
Gastrointestinal discomfort
Rash.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
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.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Acipicap 250mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
Contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acipicap 250Mg Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.