Hepasel

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Uses

What is hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) used for?

Hepasel is commonly used for supportive treatment hepatitis due to virus or chemicals (especially anti-tuberculosis drugs), drug or alcohol-induced hepatitis, fatty liver, hepato-cirrhosis, hepatic pain, fatigue and anorexia.

How should I take hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

How do I store hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Hepasel is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store hepasel in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of hepasel that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush hepasel down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

This drug is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of active or inactive ingredients.

Caution should be exercised when this drug is administered to patients with chronic active hepatitis or hepatic cirrhosis.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using hepasel during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking hepasel.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Amaurosis jaundice may occur. It is disappeared when drug is discontinued or jaundice therapeutics are given concomitantly.

Rarely nausea may occur.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Hepasel may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Product may interact with this drug, such as garlic oil (GO).

Does food or alcohol interact with hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Hepasel may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Hepasel may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate).

What is the dose of hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) for an adult?

The recommended dose is 1-2 caps to be taken, 3 times daily.

What is the dose of hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is hepasel (biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) available?

Hepasel is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsules; Oral; Biphenyl Dimethyl Dicarboxylate 7.5 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of hepasel, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

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