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ARKAMIN 100MCG TAB

Arkamin 100MCG Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Arkamin 100MCG Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat hypertension (elevation of blood pressure caused by genetic or environmental factors). It works by relaxing the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. It also acts on the nervous system and reduces the hyperactivity disorder in children and also in management of cancer pain. The medicine also is used to prevent migraine and hot flushes in women. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Arkamin 100MCG tablet is Clonidine (100MCG)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Clonidine is an alpha-2 agonisit that works by normalizing the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. It also acts on the nervous system and reduces the hyperactivity disorder in children and also in management of cancer pain.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Arkamin 100MCG tablet.

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • Severe bradyarrhythmia secondary to 2nd or 3rd degree AV block
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Caution:
  • Cardiovascular disease (severe coronary insufficiency, recent myocardial infarction)
  • Haemodynamic instability
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Pre-existing or risk factors for bradycardia
  • History of depression
  • Renal impairment
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Arkamin 100MCG tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More common side effects include:

  • Hypotension
  • Bradycardia
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Mental depression
  • Peripheral oedema
  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Redness of face, neck, arms and chest
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Darkening of skin
  • Constipation
  • Shortness of breath

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Pruritis
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
How to Use

How to Use

Take Arkamin 100MCG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take the tablet as soon as remember, but it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
Arkamin 100MCG tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. The tablet is usually taken not more than one time a day. Take the tablet at the same time as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Arkamin 100MCG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bradycardia
  • Lethargy
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothermia
  • Drowsiness
  • Somnolence
  • Respiratory depression
  • Paradoxical hypertension
  • Decreased or absent reflexes
  • Coma
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Arkamin 100MCG tablet may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among patients with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. However, if you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the Arkamin 100MCG tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

Arkamin 100MCG is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with Arkamin 100MCG tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the capsule, report to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

Arkamin 100MCG tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Avoid grape fruit juice as it may alter serum levels.

Drug Interactions:

Alert your doctor if you are taking Arkamin 100MCG tab with any of the below medicines:
Methylphenidate
Diuretics
Atenolol
Nortriptyline
Tizanidine
Alprazolam
Amoxapine
Clomipramine
Haloperidol
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Clonidine for:

This medication is an alpha agonist, prescribed for high blood pressure. By decreasing the level of certain chemicals in blood it lowers blood pressure.

How does Clonidine work:

Clonidine lowers the bodys release of adrenaline and other hormones that raise blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety. It works in the brain to ease pain. It has a calming effect in children with attention deficit problems.

How should Clonidine be used:

The usual oral adult dose is 0.1�0.3 mg twice daily. The maximum oral dose is 2.4 mg daily. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Clonidine :

Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Dry eyes. Using artificial tears may help. Skin irritation.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Clonidine :

If you have an allergy to clonidine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very hard stools (constipation). Feeling very tired or weak. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Clonidine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Clonidine :

Store it at room temperature, and out of the reach of children.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Other Antihypertensives


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1.What is the use of Arkamin 100MCG tablet?

Arkamin 100MCG Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat hypertension (elevation of blood pressure caused by genetic or environmental factors). It works by relaxing the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. It also acts on the nervous system and reduces the hyperactivity disorder in children and also in management of cancer pain. The medicine also is used to prevent migraine and hot flushes in women.

Q2.Can we take this medicine daily?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dose and duration.

Q3.How many Arkamin 100MCG tablets can be taken in a day?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q4.What are the side effects of this medicine?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include hypotension, bradycardia, dizziness, dry mouth, mental depression, peripheral oedema, swelling of ankles or feet, redness of face, neck, arms and chest, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, darkening of skin, constipation, shortness of breath. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as anxiety, sleep disorders, pruritis, Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Q5.Does this medication make you sleepy?

Arkamin 100MCG tablet may decrease alertness, impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6.When should I take the medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. If you have been prescribed to take one dose each day, take it in the morning. If you have been prescribed two doses each day, take one in the morning and one in the evening.

Q7.Is this medicine harmful for health?

Arkamin 100MCG tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to bradycardia, lethargy, hypotension, hypothermia, drowsiness, somnolence, respiratory depression, paradoxical hypertension, decreased or absent reflexes, coma.

Q8.Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q9.What are the precautions I need to follow while taking Arkamin 100MCG tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, severe bradyarrhythmia secondary to 2nd or 3rd degree AV block, sick sinus syndrome, cardiovascular disease (severe coronary insufficiency, recent myocardial infarction), haemodynamic instability, cerebrovascular disease, pre-existing or risk factors for bradycardia, history of depression, renal impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

Q10.Can I give this medicine to a child?

This tablet is not recommended for children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q11.How long does the effect of medicine last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body depends on the intended use and the clinical condition of the patient.

Q12.Can I take this tablet during pregnancy?

Arkamin 100MCG is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q13.At what time can I take the medicine?

To get the most benefits, take the medicine preferably at the same time every day as advised by your doctor.

Q14.Can I take this tablet without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q15.Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

Consumption of alcohol with Arkamin 100MCG tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the capsule, report to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q16.How to store the medicine?

Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q17.If I have trouble swallowing this tablet, can I mix it in water and drink?

Arkamin 100MCG tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q18.For how long should I take the medicine?

Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor.

Q19.By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 30-60 minutes after administration.

Q20.What are the alternate medicines to Arkamin 100MCG tablet?

CLONILARK 100MCG TAB, ARKAPRES 100MCG TAB

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Manufactured By

TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

indrad -382721,dist mehsana,india

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TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

indrad -382721,dist mehsana,india

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