Carca 25 MG Tablet 10
Carvedilol is used to lower blood pressure levels and prevent heart failure. Carvedilol is also used to treat heart functioning problems such as irregular pumping of blood, after the heart attack. Additionally, carvedilol is used to treat signs and symptoms of angina.
Mode of drug action :
Carvedilol is a beta-blocker. Carvedilol prevents heart failure by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors. This reduces the heart rate and myocardial oxygen demand of heart. Carvedilol also decreases the systemic vascular resistance, which relaxes the blood vessels, and allows the blood to flow easily without any resistance.
What are the common side effects?
Common carvedilol side effects include angina pectoris, hypotension, nausea, visual disturbance, hypotension, drowsiness or dizziness, diarrhea, impotence, dry eyes, fatigue, lack of energy or weakness
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Carca may cause dizziness or tiredness when taken for the first time, so take the drug during bed time. Avoid performing heavy tasks such as driving or working with machines.
• Do not discontinue Carca drug abruptly, as it may cause abnormal heart rhythms or worsen the Carca side effects. So, gradual tapering of the dose is required.
• Patients with asthma, bronchitis or severe lung diseases should not take Carca.
• Carca should be used even after maintaining the constant blood pressure levels. The medication should be continued throughout the life.
• Do not take Carca tablet while using other beta blockers or calcium channel blockers, as they may interact with Carca and decrease the efficacy of the drug.
What else should I know?
1. I am alcoholic. How can I use carvedilol? Alcoholic should use the drug with caution. Avoid alcohol within two hours before or after taking the carvedilol drug.
2. Can I use tab carvedilol during breastfeeding? No, carvedilol tablet may enter into breast milk and it can harm the baby.
3. Can I use carvedilol tablet along with diuretics? No, carvedilol drug may interact with diuretics and worsen the side effects of carvedilol.
4. I am suffering from malaria. Can I use carvedilol? No, anti-malarial drugs such as mefloquine may cause alterations in the heart rhythms during concomitant use with carvedilol.
5. I am diabetic. Can I take carvedilol? Consult with the doctor before using the medication and know the risks and benefits associated with the carvedilol drug.