|| Nicotinic Acid
|| Apotex Pharmaceutical
What is Apo-Nicotinic?
Apo-Nicotinic containing the active ingredient nicotinic acid is a vitamin B3 supplement used in conjunction with a proper diet to treat high cholesterol. The medication can help decrease low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) while increasing high density lipoprotein (good cholesterol) in the body. It can also lower a type of fat called triglycerides to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Some people may also use the tablets to treat a nicotinic acid deficiency condition called pellagra.
How is Apo-Nicotinic used?
Apo-Nicotinic is usually taken orally 2 to 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken with or after a meal along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. The tablets should be taken whole and not crushed, split or chewed to minimize the risk of suffering side effects.
Patients using Apo-Nicotinic may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Sweating or chills
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Joint pain
- Vision problems
- Dark urine or stools
- Shortness of breath
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Apo-Nicotinic is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.