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SURVANTA INJECTION

Manufactured byAbbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsNiacin
Description

Niacin, the primary constituent of SURVANTA INJECTION, is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B3. It is used for the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemia and as a supplement to treat vitamin B3 deficiency.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for SURVANTA INJECTION

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleeplessness
  • Itching
  • Redness of skin
  • Rash
  • Skin burning sensation
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Uses of SURVANTA INJECTION

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia Type V
  • Niacin Deficiency
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to an increase in the risk of severe adverse effects such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, flushing, etc.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to niacin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Active liver disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with an active liver disease or unexplained elevation in transaminase levels since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Active major bleeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from an active major bleeding due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Peptic Ulcer

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from peptic ulcer disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Hypotension

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from hypotension since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypotension

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from hypotension since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Cardiovascular diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases since it may worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially high if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to an increase in the risk of severe adverse effects such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, flushing, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic medicines

Statin agents

Teriflunomide

Disease interactions

Coronary Artery Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from coronary artery disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine is involved in various enzymatic actions; it helps in lowering the levels of lipids in the blood.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 16 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/020381Orig1s051lbl.pdf

Niacin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 16 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00627

Niacin: MedlinePlus Supplements [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 16 April 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/924.html

[Internet]. Sunovion.ca. 2018 [cited 16 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.sunovion.ca/monographs/niaspan.pdf
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