Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid)
What is Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) used for?
Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) is a form of vitamin B prescribed to treat niacin deficiency. It operates by boosting lowered levels of vitamin B to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as chronic diarrhoea, swelling of the tongue, or dementia. It may also be prescribed to reduce elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood by reducing levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins or LDL) while raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins or HDL). Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid)?
Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One dosage is normally administered one to three times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid)?
Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe dizziness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, unusual weight gain, muscle weakness, hypotension, gout attacks, stomach ulcer, elevated liver enzyme levels, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, young children, or who have bleeding from an artery, an active peptic ulcer, or severely reduced liver function. Also disclose if you have angina, diabetes, drink large amounts of alcohol, a history of gall bladder disease, a history of gout, a history of peptic ulcers, a history of jaundice, a history of liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Apo-Nicotinic (Nicotinic Acid) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.