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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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Increased Cholesterol Levels In Blood

  • 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.

This medication works by causing inhibition of the production of a type of lipid fat known as triglycerides from the liver and further secretion of VLDL- this indirectly leads to a modest reduction of LDL and an increase in HDL levels.

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