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CARCA CR 10MG TAB

Carca CR 10Mg tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Carca CR 10Mg tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as beta-blockers, is used to treat hypertension (elevation of blood pressure caused by genetic or environmental factors), prevents angina (heart related chest pain), congestive heart failure and other heart complications. The medicine works by slowing down the activity of your heart allowing it to beat slower and less forcefully and also relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects. 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 Carca CR 10Mg tablet is Carvedilol (10MG)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Beta receptors, which are present in the heart, increases the heart’s pace and contraction strength. Carvedilol, an alpha and beta-blocker, blocks beta receptors that works by slowing down the activity of your heart allowing it to beat slower and less forcefully. It also normalizes 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Carca CR 10Mg tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • 2nd or 3rd degree atrioventricular block
  • Severe bradycardia
  • Sick-sinus syndrome
  • Untreated phaeochromocytoma
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Caution:
  • Hypotension
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Psoriasis
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Bronchospastic disease
  • Renal impairment
  • Elderly, pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Carca CR 10Mg tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Hypotension
  • Bradycardia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dry eye
  • Asthenia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Increased sweating
  • Headache
  • Micturition disorders
How to Use

How to Use

Take Carca CR 10Mg tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet should be taken with or just after having food. The tablet is usually taken once a day. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

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 Carca CR 10Mg tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Severe hypotension
  • Bradycardia
  • Disturbed consciousness
  • Vomiting
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Bronchospasm
  • Generalised seizures
  • Cardiac arrest
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Carca CR 10Mg 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 consuming this medicine.

Liver:

Extreme caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy:

Carca CR 10Mg tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. 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 this tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

The 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:

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. Alert your doctor if you are taking Carca CR 10Mg tablet with calcium channel blockers (Diltiazem, verapamil), amiodarone, mono amine oxidase inhibitors, reserpine, methyldopa, rifampicin, barbiturates, cimetidine, ketoconazole, ergotamine, glimepiride.

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 Carvedilol for:

This medication is an alpha- and beta-blocker, prescribed for heart failure and high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decreases blood pressure.

How does Carvedilol work:

Carvedilol blocks chemicals that fire up the body.

How should Carvedilol be used:

Oral- Hypertension- Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg once daily increased to 25 mg once daily after 2 days. Alternatively, initial dose of 6.25 mg bid increased to 12.5 mg bid after 1-2 wk, increased further if necessary to 50 mg once daily or in divided doses. Elderly: 12.5 mg once daily. Angina pectoris- Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg bid increased to 25 mg bid after 2 days. Heart failure- Adult: Initially, 3.125 mg bid, doubled to 6.25 mg bid after 2 wk if tolerated, then gradually increased to the max dose the patient can tolerate at intervals of not <2 wk. Max dose: >85 kg: 50 mg bid; <85 kg: 25 mg bid. Left ventricular dysfunction post myocardial infarction- Adult: Initially: 6.25 mg bid, if tolerated, after 3-10 days, increase to 12.5 mg bid and then to a target dose of 25 mg bid. It comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken twice a day with food.

Common side effects of Carvedilol :

Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Feeling tired or weak. Loose stools (diarrhea). Dry eyes. Using artificial tears may help. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. Allergic side effects may rarely happen.

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 Carvedilol :

Alert your doctor if you suffer from heart, liver or lung disease including asthma.

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. Change in how contact lenses feel in the eyes. Trouble breathing. A big weight gain. Very loose stools diarrhea). Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Carvedilol with other medicines:

Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - other medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease, especially digoxin, clonidine, prazosin. - migraine medicines such as ergotamine. - rifampicin (a TB medicine). - cimetidine (a gastric medicine). Do not take antacids together with Carvedilol. Antacids may affect the effectiveness of Carvedilol. If you must take antacids, take it at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Carvedilol. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Carvedilol :

Store below 30°C.keep away from 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

Beta Blockers


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

The tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as beta-blockers, is used to treat hypertension (elevation of blood pressure caused by genetic or environmental factors), prevents angina (heart related chest pain), congestive heart failure and other heart complications. The medicine works by slowing down the activity of your heart allowing it to beat slower and less forcefully and also relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow and oxygen in the body, thereby reducing the risk of getting chest pain. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include hypotension, bradycardia, dyspnoea, pulmonary oedema, visual disturbances, dry eye, asthenia, abdominal pain, constipation, palpitations, insomnia, depression. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as nausea or vomiting, hypercholesterolaemia, peripheral vascular disease, increased sweating, headache, micturition disorders.

Q3. Should we take Carca CR 10Mg tablet with food or without food?

The tablet should be taken with or just after having food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Carca CR 10Mg 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. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, 2nd or 3rd degree atrioventricular block, severe bradycardia, sick-sinus syndrome, untreated phaeochromocytoma, severe hepatic impairment, cardiogenic shock. Caution is advised among patients with peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis, hypotension, thyrotoxicosis, psoriasis, ischaemic heart disease, bronchospastic disease, elderly, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Carca CR 10Mg tablet make you sleepy?

The 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. Is Carca CR 10Mg tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Carca CR 10Mg tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to severe hypotension, bradycardia, vomiting, heart failure, cardiogenic shock, bronchospasm, impairment of consciousness, generalised seizures, cardiac arrest.

Q7. Can I take Carca CR 10Mg tablet during pregnancy?

The tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. 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.

Q8. Can Carca CR 10Mg tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

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

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 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.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Carca CR 10Mg tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This 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.

Q12. Can we give Carca CR 10Mg tablet to children?

This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is within one hour of administration.

Q14. How long does the effect of Carca CR 10Mg tablet last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 24 hours.

Q15. Can we take Carca CR 10Mg tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Carca CR 10Mg tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

bhagey khola,rangpo,east sikkim-737132,india

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INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

bhagey khola,rangpo,east sikkim-737132,india

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