Polycap Capsule

Introduction

Polycap Capsule is a combination medicine used to prevent heart attack and stroke. It also helps to control blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels and prevent clot formation.

Polycap Capsule should be taken with or without food, preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.

Constipation, indigestion, and cough are some common side effects of this medicine. Regular monitoring of kidney function is required while taking this medicine. This medicine may cause dehydration, so it is better to take plenty of fluids. Inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness, or dry mouth. Dizziness may occur initially, but it gets better with time. It may also increase your risk of bleeding, hence be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Polycap Capsule

  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Side effects of Polycap Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Polycap

  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain

How to use Polycap Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Polycap Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Polycap Capsule works

Polycap Capsule is a combination of five medicines which include three blood pressure lowering medicines (Ramipril, Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide), a lipid lowering medicine (Simvastatin) and an anti-platelet medicine (Aspirin). Together, they lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, optimize cholesterol levels by decreasing “bad” cholesterol (LDL), and prevent the formation of harmful blood clots (platelet aggregation). This reduces the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Polycap Capsule.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Polycap Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Polycap Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Polycap Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Polycap Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Polycap Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Polycap Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Polycap Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Polycap Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Polycap Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.