CARDIVAS 12.5 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HBP_4443 Category:

Generic : Carvedilol (12.5mg)

Treatment : Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure) Heart Failure , Angina ( Heart-related Chest Pain)

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.58

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure, heart-related chest pain (angina), and heart failure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, so blood can flow more easily to the heart. Lowering blood pressure also helps prevent future heart attacks and stroke.

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet should be taken with food. You should take it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is important to take it even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Do not stop this medicine without talking to the doctor as your condition could get worse.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will help in improving your condition. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any heart or kidney diseases. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF CARDIVAS TABLET

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heart to beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take it regularly and as long as it is prescribed for it to work effectively.

In Treatment of Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Cardivas 12.5 Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, effective treatment for heart failure.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

 

HOW TO USE CARDIVAS TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is to be taken with food.

 

HOW CARDIVAS TABLET WORKS

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cardivas 12.5 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Liver

CAUTION
Cardivas 12.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Cardivas Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • Voglibose : (SERIOUS)
  • Glimepiride : (SERIOUS)
  • Miglitol : (SERIOUS)
  • Acarbose : (SERIOUS)
  • Gliclazide : (SERIOUS)
  • Tamsulosin : (MODERATE)

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CARDIVAS TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cardivas

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness

FAQ's

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Q. What happens when you stop taking Cardivas 12.5 Tablet?

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet needs to be taken regularly as directed by your doctor. Suddenly stopping it may cause chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor may slowly lower your dose over a period of time before stopping it completely if required.

Q. Does Cardivas 12.5 Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may make you tired as well as dizzy. These may occur initially when you start the treatment or when the dose is increased. If you experience these symptoms you should not drive or operate machinery.

Q. Can Cardivas 12.5 Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet, but it does not occur in everyone. If you are taking Cardivas 12.5 Tablet for heart failure, tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing, as this may be a sign of fluid retention.

Q. Can Cardivas 12.5 Tablet cause kidney failure?

Use of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet in patients with heart failure can rarely lead to deterioration of kidney function. However, Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may cause risk of kidney failure in patients with low blood pressure (systolic blood pressure less than 100 mm Hg), patients with hardening of the arteries and/or having heart disease, or already have impaired kidney function. Such patients should be closely monitored during treatment with Cardivas 12.5 Tablet. Although, kidney functions return to baseline when Cardivas 12.5 Tablet is stopped.

Q. Can a diabetic patient take Cardivas 12.5 Tablet?

Yes, a diabetic patient can take Cardivas 12.5 Tablet, provided that there is a regular check on blood glucose levels. It has been noted that in well-controlled diabetes mellitus with mild to moderate hypertension, Cardivas 12.5 Tablet did not have any effect on blood glucose levels. However, it is important to know that, using Cardivas 12.5 Tablet class of medicines (beta-blockers) may hide the symptoms of hypoglycemia (decrease in glucose levels), especially an increase in heartbeat or palpitations. In addition to that, Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may cause worsening of hyperglycemia (increase in blood glucose levels) in patients with heart failure and diabetes. Hence, it is recommended that blood glucose should be monitored while initiating, adjusting, or discontinuing the dose of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet. Inform the doctor if there is any change in blood glucose levels during Cardivas 12.5 Tablet therapy.

Q. Can I take Cardivas 12.5 Tablet empty stomach?

It is recommended that you take Cardivas 12.5 Tablet with food, as food decreases the rate at which the medicine gets absorbed by the body. This will help to reduce the chances of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure which may cause dizziness or fainting when you stand up).

Q. What are the serious side effects of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet?

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet may cause serious side effects such as fainting, shortness of breath, weight gain, swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Some may also experience chest pain, slow or irregular heartbeat, rash, hives, itching, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately.

Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Cardivas 12.5 Tablet you may experience slow heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and loss of consciousness or seizures. Contact your doctor and seek immediate medical help in a nearby hospital.

Q. Who should not take Cardivas 12.5 Tablet?

Cardivas 12.5 Tablet should be avoided if the patient has severe heart failure and is hospitalized in the intensive care unit or require certain intravenous medications that help support circulation (inotropic medications). In addition to that, Cardivas 12.5 Tablet should be avoided in patients who are prone to asthma or other breathing problems, have a slow heartbeat or irregular heartbeat, have liver problems, and are allergic to Cardivas 12.5 Tablet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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