Acipimox


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Hyperlipidaemias.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO 250 mg bid or tid. Max: 1,200 mg/day.
Administration
Should be taken with food. Take w/ or after meals.
Contraindications
Peptic ulcer. Severe renal impairment (CrCl <30 mL/min).
Special Precautions
Renal impairment (CrCl 30-60 mL/min). Monitoring Parameters Monitor hepatic and renal function. Measure lipid profile before treatment and serum lipids periodically.
Adverse Reactions
Peripheral vasodilatation, resulting in flushing, itching and sensation of heat; rash, erythema, heartburn, epigastric pain, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, myalgia, arthralgia, dry eye, malaise, myositis. Rarely, urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm.
Drug Interactions
Risk of myopathy is increased when nicotinic acid is given concomitantly w/ a statin, as acipimox is structurally related to nicotinic acid, caution should be taken when used w/ such agents.
ATC Classification
C10AD06 - acipimox ; Belongs to the class of nicotinic acid and derivatives. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
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