Carloc 12.5 MG Tablet
Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd.
Strength: 12.5 mg
Drug type: Beta-Blockers
Prescription Required: Yes
Primary Uses: High blood pressure, Heart failure, Chest pain (Angina)
What is Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet?
Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet is a beta blocking agent which is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, heart failure and chest pain (Angina).
Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, heart failure and chest pain (Angina).
How Does the Drug Work?
Carvedilol works by binding to the beta adrenergic receptors. It works by slowing down the heart rate by its nitric oxide vasodilating effect that makes the heart more efficient for pumping blood around the body.
Common Side Effects of Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet:
List of major side effects of Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet
- Increased sweating
- Difficulty in breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Back pain
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
How to Use Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet?
Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet is taken by mouth by swallowing it completely with adequate water. Do not chew and break the medication. It should be taken with food.
Precautions to be Taken:
Useful precautions to be taken while using Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet
- Do not take Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet if you are allergic to this medication.
- It may cause dizziness as its side effect. It is not advisable to drive or use heavy machinery while taking this medication.
- It is advisable to check and note pulse daily and blood pressure (BP) thrice a week during the treatment with this medication.
- Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy and lactation. The pregnant and lactating women should take this medication on doctor’s prescription.
- Alcohol consumption is not advisable during the treatment with Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet as it may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure.
Contraindications while using Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet
- This medication is contraindicated in the patients with hepatic impairment, bronchospasm and bronchial asthma.
- This medication is contraindicated in the patients with severe bradycardia, cardiac shock and metabolic acidosis.
Possible drug interactions of Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet with other drugs
- The use of this medication is advised against in those concurrently receiving calcium channel blockers such as verapamil may increase the risk of bradycardia.
- This medication may increase the hypoglycaemic effects of antidiabetic agents.
- Concurrent use with cyclopropane and trichloroethylene may cause hypotension and heart failure.
Store the Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet at room temperature. Keep away from moisture, sunlight and children.
In case of missed dose, skip the same and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking double dose to make up for a missed one.
Immediately contact to your doctor as emergency medical treatment is required in case of an overdose.
- Is Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet a diuretic?
No, Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of drugs called as beta-blockers which is used to treat hypertension.
- Can I take Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet with paracetamol?
Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet may show adverse drug reaction with paracetamol. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
- Does Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet cause fatigue and dizziness?
Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet may cause fatigue (tiredness) and dizziness as its side effect. Notify to your physician if you have these problems persistently while taking this medication.
- Can I take alcohol while taking Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet?
Alcohol consumption is not recommended if you are using Carloc 12.5 mg Tablet as it can lower your blood pressure. This may make you feel dizzy and you might even faint.