What is Xantinol Nicotinate used for?
Xantinol Nicotinate is a vasodilator prescribed to treat peripheral vascular disease (a circulation disorder that causes narrowing of the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain).
Xantinol Nicotinate is also indicated for the treatment of cerebrovascular disease (a group of conditions that affect the blood vessels supplying the brain).
Xantinol Nicotinate is a potent form of niacin that has been found to be beneficial in enhancing memory function, and thus helps treat long-term and short-term memory disorders.
Xantinol Nicotinate has been shown to lower serum cholesterol as well. By improving blood flow to the brain, Xantinol Nicotinate helps treat lack of concentration, vigilance and attention. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Xantinol Nicotinate?
The dosage of Xantinol Nicotinate may vary based on the patient’s age, sex, body weight, medical condition and response to treatment. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Xantinol Nicotinate?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Xantinol Nicotinate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Xantinol Nicotinate?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Xantinol Nicotinate, seek medical attention immediately.
Overdose symptoms of Xantinol Nicotinate may include
- changes in blood pressure
What other drug(s) could interact with Xantinol Nicotinate?
There are no known interactions between Xantinol Nicotinate and other medicines. However, it is important to inform your doctor about the use of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Xantinol Nicotinate) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbals, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. It is also important to tell your healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or a family history of any medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the possible side effects of Xantinol Nicotinate?
As with other medications, Xantinol Nicotinate can cause some unwanted side effects, along with the desired therapeutic effect. If they do occur, the side effects of Xantinol Nicotinate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Xantinol Nicotinate cannot be anticipated. It should also be noted that not everyone using Xantinol Nicotinate will experience the side effects stated below. The occurrence of side effects may vary for each person depending on his/her age, sex, weight, dose, treatment duration, state of the disease, and overall health.
Xantinol Nicotinate can cause the following side effects:
- itchy skin
- feeling of warmth
- abdominal pain
- low blood pressure
- low blood sugar
This may not be a complete list of all side effects of Xantinol Nicotinate. If any side effects of Xantinol Nicotinate develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Xantinol Nicotinate.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Xantinol Nicotinate?
- Will Xantinol Nicotinate interact with other drugs I take?
- Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Xantinol Nicotinate?
- Are there any other drugs that would interact with Xantinol Nicotinate?
- What side effects can I expect from taking Xantinol Nicotinate?
- How to reduce the risk of Xantinol Nicotinate drug interactions and side effects?
- How often will I have to take Xantinol Nicotinate?
- For how long should I use Xantinol Nicotinate?
- When and how should Xantinol Nicotinate be taken?
- How will Xantinol Nicotinate work in my body?
What should you tell your doctor before using Albuterol–Beclomethasone?
Before taking Xantinol Nicotinate, make sure to tell your doctor if you
- have blood pressure
- have had a recent myocardial infarction or other heart problems
- have peptic ulcer
- have acute hemorrhage
- have liver problems
- have diabetes
- are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Also, let your doctor know if you are allergic to Xantinol Nicotinate, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medicines.
What other important information should you know about Xantinol Nicotinate?
It is recommended to take Xantinol Nicotinate before a workout or exercise.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Xantinol Nicotinate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.