Xanthinol Nicotinate

Description

Xanthinol Nicotinate is a vasodilator which is used to improve peripheral vascular diseases (blood circulation disorders that occurs due to the narrowing of the blood vessels outside the heart) and cerebrovascular disorders (conditions that may occur when the blood supply to the brain is affected).

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Xanthinol Nicotinate

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Skin rash
  • Excessive thirst
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Breathlessness
  • Flushing
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Constipation

Uses of Xanthinol Nicotinate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peripheral vascular diseases
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No-habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.
  • Usage 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/receiving this medicine.

Allergy

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

Congestive Heart Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with congestive heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe hypotension

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe hypotension (low blood pressure) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Bleeding disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Acute myocardial infarction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute myocardial infarction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Mitral stenosis

This medicine should be used in caution with patients of mitral stenosis (narrowing of the mitral valve characterized by obstruction to left ventricular inflow) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesired effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Low blood pressure

This medicine should be used in caution with patients with low blood pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the blood pressure levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.. Close monitoring of the liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

Xanthinol Nicotinate may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Oral form: The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. Injection: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.:

Overdose

Oral form: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be instituted by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral form: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Injection: This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by widening the blood vessels which increases the blood flow in the brain and vascular beds.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Peripheral vasodilators, Cerebral Activators

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 28 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09092

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 28 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/9912

Xanthinol nicotinate in peripheral vascular disease. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 27 August 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/772653

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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Aug 2019

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