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Olbetam

(Acipimox Capsules to Reduce Bad Fats, Protect Your Heart and Make You Slim)

Olbetam® is carefully designed drug formula that protects your heart by lowering bad cholesterol and lipids from your blood. It is perfectly suitable, in fact preferable, in diabetic patients because it neither alters renal function nor affects blood glucose level. Olbetam is safe in all age groups.

Active Ingredient

Acipimox is a vitamin B3 derivative that lowers lipid profile and blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting the release of fatty acid from adipose tissue. The result is an overall reduction of blood lipid level.

  • LDL-C – 20-30%
  • HDL-C – 30-40%
  • Triglycerides – 35-45%
  • Lp(a) – 40%

Mechanism of Action

Olbetam® reduces blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels by inhibiting hormone-sensitive lipolysis. It lowers bad fats i.e. very low-density lipids (VLDL) and increases good fats i.e. high-density lipids (HDL). It also helps improve Insulin receptor sensitivity in type 2 diabetes.

Uses

  • High plasma cholesterol & triglycerides level
  • Diabetics lipid profile management
  • Obesity
  • Heart patients

Contraindications

  • Allergy to acipimox
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Kidney impairment
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Heart failure
  • Pregnancy & breastfeeding

Drug Interactions

Avoid following medicines or consult your doctor prior to using Olbetam® Capsules as it may disturb the efficacy and function of the drug:

  • Statins
  • Fibrates
  • Alcohol

Side Effects

Common side effects can be:

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion

Stop Olbetam® and consult your doctor if you notice:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Flushing
  • Severe pain
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Palpitations or increased heart rate
  • Any other severe condition

Dosage & Instructions

Remember that Olbetam® dose is adjusted according to the blood lipid profile level by the doctor:

  • The usual dosage is one 250 mg capsule 2 or 3 times a day taken with or after meals.
  • For type 2a & 2b hyperlipidemia: 1capsule thrice a day
  • For type 4 hyperlipidemia: 1 capsule twice a day with meals on time

Precautions

Before using Olbetam® Capsules, please inform your doctor about:

  • Your medical history, allergies, and the medicines you take at present
  • Pregnancy or lactation