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Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet
Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet

Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet

By ABBOTT HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
53.84*
MRP 63.34
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Acitrom 0.5 MG Description

Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet contains Acenocoumarol as an active ingredient. It is used to treat and prevent the formation of abnormal blood clots (thrombus) in the blood vessels. It is used in various disea

es associated with the abnormal blood clots affecting the heart, brain, legs and lungs. Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme responsible for the clotting of blood. You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant, if you have high blood pressure, have an existing condition of risk of bleeding & recent history of surgery.

Product Summary

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ContainsAcenocoumarol(0.5 Mg)
TherapyANTI-COAGULANT
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Uses of Acitrom 0.5 MG

  • Treatment and prevention of diseases where the blood vessels are obstructed (thromboembolic diseases) such as Deep vein thrombosis (mainly affects legs) and other disorders related to the heart, lungs...
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  • As an adjuvant in the treatment of obstruction of blood flow through the heart due to blood clot (coronary occlusion).

Contraindications of Acitrom 0.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Acenocoumarol or any ingredient of this medicine.
  • If you are at a risk of bleeding due to blood disorders.
  • If you have high blood pressure or accumulation of fluid around the heart.
  • If you have a recent history of stroke due to bleeding in the brain or brain haemorrhages.
  • If you have stomach ulcers or intestinal bleeding, urinary tract infection or respiratory tract problem.
  • If you recently had or about to have surgery, have a liver or kidney problem, pregnant or planning a baby.
  • People who are difficult to co-operate such as alcoholics, with mental deterioration or psychiatric disorders.

Side effects of Acitrom 0.5 MG

The most common side effect of Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet is bleeding. Bleeding commonly occurs in areas like stomach, intestine, liver, eye, urinary tract and brain.

Precautions and Warnings of Acitrom 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant women should not take Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet as it is unsafe during pregnancy and can lead to malformations in the unborn baby. Woman of childbearing age should use proper contraceptive measures while taking this tablet. If you think you are pregnant or might become pregnant, discontinue the treatment and reach out to your doctor, he/she will shift you to a safer alternative.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It passes into the breastmilk in a small amount. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding, your doctor will tell you about the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet tablet?
A:
It does not influence your driving ability. However, you should always keep your anticoagulant card while driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet tablet?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol intake along with this medicine, as it may affect the activity of this medicine and may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from a liver problem as the liver is the main site of the formation of blood clotting factors, and it can be affected. You may get a liver disorder.
  • You have kidney or heart problem; the dose will be decided depending upon the severity of your underlying conditions.
  • You are suffering from a blood disorder like abnormal bleeding after injury; caution is required for such patients.
  • You are an older person or giving it to a child, be cautious and more frequent monitoring of PT/INR is recommended.
  • You are suffering from a rare condition where calcium builds up in blood vessels in the skin, as these medicines contain calcium.
  • You have disorders due to which absorption from the gut is not proper.
  • You have increased thyroid levels, infection or inflammation, cancer or tumour.
  • If you experience bleeding problems, reach out to your doctor.

Mode of Action of Acitrom 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet contains Acenocoumarol which is structurally similar to vitamin K. Vitamin K is an essential factor required for blood clotting. Acenocoumarol inhibits the action of an enzyme whi...
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Directions for Use of Acitrom 0.5 MG

  • Take Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet as instructed by your doctor at the same time every day
  • Do not change your dose or stop taking this medicine on your own

Interactions of Acitrom 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet should not be taken along with medicines such as Heparin (used for thinning of the blood), Clindamycin (an antibiotic), salicylic acid, Dipyridamole, Clopidogrel, Ticlopidine (use...
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  • Medicines which may increase the anticoagulant action of Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet are Allopurinol (to treat gout), Steroids, testosterone containing medicines, Amiodarone and Quinidine (to treat heart con...
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  • The anticoagulant effect of Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet may be diminished, when taken along with medicines such as Mercaptopurine (to treat cancer), Phenobarbital and Carbamazepine (to treat fits), St John’s...
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  • Other medicines such as Indinavir, Nelfinavir, Ritonavir (to treat HIV), Methylprednisolone should be taken cautiously.

Interactions with food items

Food containing a high amount of Vitamin K such as Spinach & broccoli should be avoided while using this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Acitrom 0.5 MG

  • Store it in original packing to protect it from sunlight
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets

Dosage of Acitrom 0.5 MG

Overdose

The symptoms of an overdose of Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet may include bleeding from gums, nose, heavy menstrual bleeding, joint pain, swelling, dizziness, sickness, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, etc. I...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Do I need to take any precautions before taking Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet?

  • Yes, you should be very careful while playing, shaving, cutting nails etc. as there is increased risk of bleeding.
  • You need to inform your doctor immediately if you find bloodstains in your cough or stool.

Q: For how long do I need to take Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet?

A: You are supposed to take Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet for the duration and doses as advised by your doctor. If you skip the dose or do not complete the course, it may decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. Also, it may increase the risk of getting conditions such as stroke or heart-related conditions etc.

Q: Why avoid leafy vegetables when on Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet?

A: Leafy vegetables such as spinach contain a high content of vitamin K, which can impact the effectiveness of this medicine. Thus, it should be avoided or taken in moderation. Do not change your diet drastically without consulting your doctor.

Q: Which vegetables should be avoided by patients taking Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet?

A: You do not have to completely stop taking following vegetables however broccoli and spinach which is rich in vitamin K should be taken in moderation to avoid abnormally high levels of vitamin K as it can affect the action of this medicine.

Q: What other food products should I avoid while taking Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet?

A: Avoid taking a high quantity of products containing garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, cranberry and vitamin E. If you are taking any supplements containing these substances, discuss with your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
ACITROM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/04/2024
Last Updated on: 17 Oct 2020 | 09:50 PM (IST)

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