LONITAB 5 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HBP_4847 Category:

Generic : Minoxidil (5mg)

Treatment : Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure )

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$8.35

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Lonitab 5 Tablet is a vasodilator used in the treatment of certain hypertension cases. It is generally used as a second-line treatment when other antihypertensive medicines have not been effective or are not suitable for a patient. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily.

Lonitab 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it in the exact dose and duration for as long as your doctor has prescribed for maximum benefits. Do not stop taking the medicine until you have finished the complete course. The effects are lost if the medication is stopped.

Lonitab 5 Tablet may not be suitable for everyone. To make sure it is safe for you, let the doctor know about all the other medications you are taking. Let the doctor also know if you have any preexisting medical conditions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF LONITAB TABLET

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Lonitab 5 Tablet helps lower blood pressure by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, reducing peripheral vascular resistance. It is particularly useful in certain cases of resistant hypertension when other antihypertensive medications do not work or are contraindicated.

 

HOW TO USE LONITAB 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. Lonitab 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW LONITAB TABLET WORKS

Lonitab 5 Tablet belongs to the class of medicine known as potassium channel openers. It is an antihypertensive peripheral vasodilator. It works by opening adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels in vascular smooth muscle cells. This helps to dilate the arteries (blood vessels) to increase the blood flow and to decrease the blood pressure.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lonitab 5 Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lonitab 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.
warnings

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lonitab 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Lonitab 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Lonitab 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lonitab 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
warnings

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lonitab 5 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • GUANETHIDINE
  • TADALAFIL

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LONITAB TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Lonitab 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.\n

SIDE EFFECTS

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SIDE EFFECTS OF LONITAB TABLET

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 Lonitab

  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Headache
  • Hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
  • Weight gain
  • Tachycardia
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • ECG changes

FAQ's

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Q. What is Lonitab 5 Tablet and what is it used for?

Lonitab 5 Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as potassium channel openers. It helps in relaxing blood vessels. Widening peripheral blood vessels will decrease blood pressure. This decreases the workload of the heart to pump the blood and helps in the treatment of certain hypertension cases.

Q. Can I stop taking Lonitab 5 Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Lonitab 5 Tablet without speaking to your doctor first. If you stop Lonitab 5 Tablet suddenly, rebound hypertension may occur. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.

Q. How long does it take Lonitab 5 Tablet to start working?

Lonitab 5 Tablet starts working after about an hour of taking the medicine, but full benefits may be seen only after 7 days.

Q. For how long do I need to continue Lonitab 5 Tablet?

Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. Lonitab 5 Tablet is generally prescribed for a long term. You may even need to take it for the rest of your life.

Q. What if somebody accidentally takes excess of Lonitab 5 Tablet?

He or she should be taken to the hospital immediately. The person may experience signs of low blood pressure, which include feeling weak or dizzy. He or she may also experience irregular or fast heart beat.

Q. Who should not use Lonitab 5 Tablet?

People who are allergic to Lonitab 5 Tablet or any of its ingredients should avoid using this medicine. Also, patients who have heart problems such as cardiogenic shock or left ventricular failure with low filling pressure or cardiac decompensation or have a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) should not use Lonitab 5 Tablet. Additionally, patients taking medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (e.g., sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) or medicines to treat pulmonary hypertension (e.g., riociguat) should not use the medication. Your blood pressure may be affected if these medicines are taken with Lonitab 5 Tablet or if you have low blood volume.

Q. Can Lonitab 5 Tablet affect my sex life?

No, Lonitab 5 Tablet does not affect your sex life. However, it is not recommended to take medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (e.g., sildenafil or tadalafil) or premature ejaculation (e.g., vardenafil or dapoxetine) while taking Lonitab 5 Tablet. Taking them together can lead to a serious drop in your blood pressure.

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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