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Maxepa Capsule 30

Maxepa Capsule 30


    • Rs. 210.00

    Uses :

    Eicosapentaenoic acid Eicosapentaenoic acid is a fatty acid which is used along with other anti-depressants to treat depression. It helps in wound healing after surgery. The other eicosapentaenoic acid uses include treatment of psoriasis, certain mood disorders and symptoms of menopause. It reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in people with clogged arteries of the heart. Docosahexaenoic acid Docosahexaenoic acid taken with a proper diet helps in lowering the risk of age related vision loss. It also reduces the risk of death in patients with coronary artery disease of the heart.

    Mode of drug action

    Eicosapentaenoic acid Eicosapentaenoic acid works by preventing the blood from clotting easily. It reduces the pain and swelling. It also lowers the levels of lipids in the blood. Docosahexaenoic acid Docosahexaenoic acid is important for the development of tissues in the eyes and the nerves. It also works by lowering the levels of certain lipids in the blood and decreasing the thickness of the blood.

    What are the common side effects?

    Eicosapentaenoic acid The common side effects of eicosapentaenoic acid are nausea, diarrhea, skin rash, itching, heartburn, nosebleed, joint, muscle, and back pain. Docosahexaenoic acid The common side effects of docosahexaenoic acid are nausea, gas or bloating, bruising, and prolonged bleeding.


    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Do not take Maxepa tablet if an allergic reaction has been experienced with any of its ingredients in the past.

    • People who are sensitive to aspirin can have breathing problems with Maxepa. Therefore, take the medicine with care.

    • Cap Maxepa should be used with caution in the patients with conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

    • Be careful while doing activities which increase the risk of bleeding such as shaving and brushing teeth, etc. while using Maxepa capsules.

    • Pregnant and lactating women should take the tab Maxepa with caution for their own safety.

    • Follow the instructions given by the doctor and take the medicine accordingly. This helps to reduce or avoid the unwanted effects associated with the drug use.

    • Do not discontinue the medicine unless told by the doctor because it can lead to rebound effects due to sudden withdrawal.

    • Read the package leaflet regarding the Maxepa capsules benefits and side effects.

    What else should I know?

    1. What is the safe dose of eicosapentaenoic acid per day? The maximum safe quantity of eicosapentaenoic acid is 3 grams per day. Beyond this amount, it can increase the risk of bleeding.

    2. How can I reduce the side effects with eicosapentaenoic acid? Eicosapentaenoic acid taken with meals can reduce the side effects with the drug.

    3. What happens if eicosapentaenoic acid is taken along with anti-hypertensive medicines? Eicosapentaenoic acid, when taken together with anti-hypertensive medicines, can decrease the blood pressure excessively which can be undesirable.

    4. Can I take blood-thinning agents along with eicosapentaenoic acid? Due to the increased risk of bleeding, consult a doctor before taking these medicines together.

    5. What is the dose of eicosapentaenoic acid for depression? The usual dose of eicosapentaenoic acid in the treatment of depression is 1 gram, twice daily.

    6. How long is the treatment of menopause with eicosapentaenoic acid? It takes about 8 weeks for relieving the symptoms of menopause, with eicosapentaenoic acid 500 mg, taken thrice daily. Docosahexaenoic acid

    1. What is the dose of docosahexaenoic acid for lowering the cholesterol levels? Around

    1.2-4 grams of docosahexaenoic acid per day reduces the levels of cholesterol in blood.

    2. Can I use docosahexaenoic acid during pregnancy? It is safe to use docosahexaenoic acid during pregnancy as per the doctor’s recommendations. It is used as an ingredient in some supplements for pregnant women.

    3. What is the effect of docosahexaenoic acid in diabetic patients? Docosahexaenoic acid can increase the glucose levels in diabetics. Therefore, a cautious use is required for such patients.

    4. What are the natural sources of docosahexaenoic acid? Docosahexaenoic acid is present in herring, tuna, salmon, cod liver, and meat of cold-water fish.

    5. What are the side effects of fish oil containing docosahexaenoic acid? Fish oil containing docosahexaenoic acid can lead to side effects such as fishy taste, belching, loose stools and nosebleeds

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