Cardivas CR 20mg Tab is a calcium channel blocker which is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to reduce the workload of the heart. Cardivas CR 20mg Tab helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Cardivas CR 20mg Tab is Carvedilol 20 MG
Cardivas CR 20mg Tab works to relax the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Cardivas CR 20mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Cardivas CR 20mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Take this medicine as soon as you have taken it out of the packet as It is sensitive to light and therefore may not work optimally if it is left out of the pack for a long time.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for Cardivas CR 20mg Tab to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Cardivas CR 20mg Tab, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Cardivas CR 20mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Cardivas CR 20mg Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Cardivas CR 20mg Tab may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? Cardivas CR 20mg Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? Cardivas CR 20mg Tab may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.
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.
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.
Carvedilol blocks chemicals that fire up the body.
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.
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.
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.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from heart, liver or lung disease including asthma.
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.
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.
Store below 30°C.keep away from children.
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.
Cardivas CR 20mg Tab is a calcium channel blocker which is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to reduce the workload of the heart. This medicine helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, dizziness, edema (swelling), fatigue, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), headache, palpitations, constipation, ankle swelling and abdominal pain.
It should be taken with food.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, heart problems, liver ailments, kidney problems, blood pressure issues should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like trembling, rashes, swelling, sweating, nausea, vomiting and palpitaions. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
It needs a prescription.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can lower the blood pressure drastically.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 24 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
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.
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.
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