Skip to main content


Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 25, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • 1,2,3-Propanetriol Trioctanoate
  • AC-1202
  • Axona
  • Capric Acid
  • Caproic Acid
  • Caprylic Acid Triglycerides
  • Caprylic Triglycerides
  • Glycerin Tricaprylate
  • Lauric Acid
  • MCT
  • MCTs
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • TCM
  • Tricaprylin
  • Trioctanoin

What is this product used for?

Caprylidene is used by some people to help manage Alzheimer disease.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.

  • Do not take this product if you are allergic to milk or soy.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs that lower your blood pressure. These are drugs like atenolol, captopril, furosemide, losartan, hydrochlorothiazide, nifedipine, or prazosin.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Kidney problems

    • Liver problems

    • Heart problems

    • Blood pressure problems

    • Stomach or bowel problems

    • Diabetes

    • Alcohol abuse

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Stomach cramps

  • Heartburn

  • Increased gas

  • Dizziness

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of low blood pressure. These include feeling dizzy, weak, or tired; fainting; more thirst; or skin that is pale, cool, and clammy.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad headache

  • Passing out

Last Reviewed Date


Consumer information use

This generalized information is a limited summary of diagnosis, treatment, and/or medication information. It is not meant to be comprehensive and should be used as a tool to help the user understand and/or assess potential diagnostic and treatment options. It does NOT include all information about conditions, treatments, medications, side effects, or risks that may apply to a specific patient. It is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of a health care provider based on the health care provider's examination and assessment of a patient’s specific and unique circumstances. Patients must speak with a health care provider for complete information about their health, medical questions, and treatment options, including any risks or benefits regarding use of medications. This information does not endorse any treatments or medications as safe, effective, or approved for treating a specific patient. UpToDate, Inc. and its affiliates disclaim any warranty or liability relating to this information or the use thereof. The use of this information is governed by the Terms of Use, available at


Copyright © 2022 UpToDate, Inc. and its affiliates and/or licensors. All rights reserved.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.