Acitrom Uses

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Acitrom indications

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Thromboembolic disorders

Adult: Initially: 2-4 mg daily for 2 days. Alternatively, 6 mg on the 1st day as loading dose, followed by 4 mg on the 2nd day. Subsequent dose adjusted according to response.

Maintenance: 1-8 mg daily. Administer at the same time each day.

Elderly: Reduce dose if necessary.

Renal impairment: Severe: Contraindicated.

Hepatic impairment: Severe: Contraindicated.

Uses of Acitrom in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Acitrom is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels; eg. Atrial fibrillation(disorder in rhythm and speed of heart where there is an increased the chances of clots formation in the body, causing strokes), after heart attack,artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung).

Acitrom description

Acitrom is a coumarin derivative used as an anticoagulant. Coumarin derivatives inhibit the reduction of vitamin K by vitamin K reductase. This prevents carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors, II, VII, XI and X, and interferes with coagulation. Hematocrit, hemoglobin, international normalized ratio and liver panel should be monitored. Patients on Acitrom are prohibited from giving blood.

Acitrom dosage

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The dosing regimen of Sin is individual. The initial dose is 5-20 mg. If necessary the dose is increased every 4 weeks. Simvastatin is taken 1 time / day in the evening. The maximum dose is 40 mg / day.

For patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs, the recommended starting dose is 5 mg; the maximum dose is 5 mg / day.

In severe renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance less than 30 ml / min), the initial dose is 5-10 mg / day.

Acitrom interactions

The following medicines may enhance the effect of Acitrom (increased INR; Acitrom dose may need reducing):

• allopurinol

• amiodarone

• antibiotic medicines (eg ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, co-trimoxazole, erythromycin, metronidazole)

• antifungal medicines (eg fluconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole)

• anabolic steroids (oxymetholone, stanozolol)

• aspirin (may also irritate the stomach lining, which can result in bleeding from the stomach or intestine in people taking Acitrom)

• certain chemotherapy regimens

• cimetidine

• danazol

• dextropropoxyphene (found in co-proxamol/Distalgesic)

• diflunisal

• dipyridamole

• disulfiram

• fibrate medicines (eg bezafibrate, ciprofibrate, clofibrate)

• flutamide

• glucagon (large doses)

• non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, eg ibuprofen and particularly azapropazone, diclofenac, flurbiprofen, indometacin, phenylbutazone, piroxicam. NSAIDs may also irritate the stomach and intestinal lining, which can result in bleeding from the gut in people taking Acitrom. The interaction does not generally apply to NSAIDs applied to the skin.)

• omeprazole

• paracetamol (long-term regular use, occassional painkilling doses should not affect Acitrom significantly)

• propafenone

• statins such as rosuvastatin, simvastatin

• sulfinpyrazone

• tamoxifen

• thyroxine (levothyroxine)

The following medicines may reduce the effect of Acitrom (decreased INR; Acitrom dose may need increasing):

• aminoglutethimide

• azathioprine

• barbiturates, including phenobarbitone and primidone

• carbamazepine

• certain chemotherapy regimens

• colestyramine

• griseofulvin

• oestrogens

• progestogens

• raloxifene

• rifampicin

• sucralfate

• the herbal remeday St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

• vitamin K

Acitrom side effects

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Digestive system: constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain, pancreatitis, increased ALT, AST, GGT, ALP.

CNS and peripheral nervous system: headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy.

Cardiovascular system: possible transient hypotension.

Musculoskeletal system: myalgia, myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, increased CPK.

Allergic reactions: seldom - angioedema, lupus like syndrome, vasculitis, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia, ESR increase, arthritis, rash, fever, shortness of breath.

Dermatological reactions: photosensitivity, skin rash, itching, redness of skin, alopecia.

Other: anemia.

Acitrom contraindications

• Allergy to other coumarin anticoagulants, eg warfarin

• Active bleeding

• People who are more prone to bleeding than normal, eg due to the blood clotting disorder haemophilia

• Severe kidney disease

• Severe liver disease

• Bacterial infection of the heart valves and the lining surrounding the heart (bacterial endocarditis)

• Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension)

• Peptic ulcer

• Pregnancy

• People who have recently had or are due to have surgery on the brain, spinal cord or eyes.

• This medicine is not recommended for children.



Active ingredient matches for Acitrom:

Acenocoumarol in India.

Nicoumalone


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
ACITROM Capsule/ Tablet / 1mg / 10 units (Nicholas Piramal)$ 0.50
ACITROM Capsule/ Tablet / 3mg / 10 units (Nicholas Piramal)$ 0.92
ACITROM Capsule/ Tablet / 4mg / 10 units (Nicholas Piramal)$ 1.02
ACITROM Capsule/ Tablet / 2mg / 10 units (Nicholas Piramal)$ 0.75
Acitrom 1mg TAB / 10$ 0.50
Acitrom 2mg TAB / 10$ 0.75
Acitrom 3mg TAB / 10$ 0.92
Acitrom 4mg TAB / 10$ 1.02
1 mg x 10's$ 0.50
2 mg x 10's$ 0.75
3 mg x 10's$ 0.92
4 mg x 10's$ 1.02
Tablets; Oral; Acenocoumarol 1 mg
Tablets; Oral; Acenocoumarol 2 mg
Tablets; Oral; Acenocoumarol 3 mg
Tablets; Oral; Acenocoumarol 4 mg
Acitrom 4 mg Tablet$ 0.12
Acitrom 2 mg Tablet$ 0.09
Acitrom 3 mg Tablet$ 0.11
Acitrom 1 mg Tablet$ 0.05
ACITROM 0.5 MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.63
ACITROM 1 MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 2.62
ACITROM 2 MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 4.10
ACITROM 3 MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 5.23
ACITROM 4 MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 5.08
ACITROM 0.5MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.63
ACITROM 1MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 2.62
ACITROM 2MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 4.10
ACITROM 3MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 5.23
ACITROM 4MG TABLET 1 strip / 30 tablets each (Abbott India Ltd)$ 5.58
ACITROM tab 0.5 mg x 10's (AHPL)$ 0.52
ACITROM tab 1 mg x 20's (AHPL)$ 1.10
ACITROM tab 2 mg x 30's (AHPL)$ 2.87
ACITROM tab 3 mg x 10's (AHPL)$ 3.67
ACITROM tab 4 mg x 30's (AHPL)$ 3.86
Acitrom 0.5mg Tablet (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.07
Acitrom 1mg Tablet (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.09
Acitrom 2mg Tablet (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.15
Acitrom 3mg Tablet (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.19
Acitrom 4mg Tablet (Abbott India Ltd)$ 0.20

List of Acitrom substitutes (brand and generic names):

Acethromb 4mg Tablet (Suvik Hitek Pvt Ltd)$ 0.10
Acitrom 2 Tablet (Piramal Healthcare)$ 0.10
ARTIFLO 1MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 0.87
ARTIFLO 2MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 1.24
ARTIFLO 3MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 1.59
ARTIFLO 4MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 1.69
Artiflo 2mg Tablet (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 0.12
Artiflo 3mg Tablet (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 0.16
Artiflo 4mg Tablet (Zuventus Healthcare Ltd)$ 0.17
Tablet; Oral; Acenocoumarol 4 mg (Andromaco)
Tablet; Oral; Acenocoumarol 3 mg
Tablet; Oral; Acenocoumarol 4 mg (Rider)
Tablet; Oral; Acenocoumarol 1 mg (Novartis)
Mini-Sintrom 1 mg x 1 Box (Novartis)
Tablet; Oral; Acenocoumarol 1 mg
Tablet; Oral; Acenocoumarol 4 mg (Novartis)
NICOZ 1 MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.46
NICOZ 2 MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.62
NICOZ 3 MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.73
NICOZ 4 MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.83
Nicoz 1mg Tablet (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.05
Nicoz 2mg Tablet (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.06
Nicoz 3mg Tablet (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.07
Nicoz 4mg Tablet (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.08
1 mg x 10's (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.44
2 mg x 10's (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.62
4 mg x 10's (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.90
Nistrom 1mg TAB / 10 (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.44
Nistrom 2mg TAB / 10 (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.62
Nistrom 4mg TAB / 10 (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.90
Nistrom 1 mg Tablet (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.04
Nistrom 2 mg Tablet (Neiss Labs Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.06

References

  1. PubChem. "ACENOCOUMAROL". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "ACENOCOUMAROL". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01418 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DTP/NCI. "ACENOCOUMAROL: The NCI Development Therapeutics Program (DTP) provides services and resources to the academic and private-sector research communities worldwide to facilitate the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutic agents.". https://dtp.cancer.gov/dtpstandard/s... (accessed September 17, 2018).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Acitrom are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Acitrom. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported useful

Was the Acitrom drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
According to the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, the below mentioned percentages of users say the drug is useful / not useful to them in decreasing their symptoms/disease. The usefulness of the drug depends on many factors, like severity of the disease, perception of symptom, or disease by the patient, brand name used [matters only to a certain extent], other associated conditions of the patient. If the drug is not effective or useful in your case, you need to meet the doctor to get re-evaluated about your symptoms/disease, and he will prescribe an alternative drug.
Users%
Useful1
100.0%


1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by ndrugs.com website users about whether the Acitrom drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
Users%
Not expensive1
100.0%


5 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Acitrom before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 1 day and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Acitrom. To get the time effectiveness of using Acitrom drug by other patients, please click here.
Users%
1 day3
60.0%
> 3 month2
40.0%


7 consumers reported age

Users%
16-293
42.9%
> 602
28.6%
46-602
28.6%


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