Moxocard 0.3 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Lowering the blood pressure helps to prevent future stroke and heart attack.
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet can be taken with or without food. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine as advised by the doctor and never stop it abruptly without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.
Before taking this medicine, its better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking it.
BENEFITS OF MOXOCARD TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Moxocard 0.3 Tablet reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and staying active, to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.
HOW TO USE MOXOCARD 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. Moxocard 0.3 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW MOXOCARD TABLET WORKS
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet is an anti-hypertensive medication. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Moxocard 0.3 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Moxocard Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE MOXOCARD TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Moxocard 0.3 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.
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 Moxocard
- Dryness in mouth
- Back pain
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Q. Can I stop Moxocard 0.3 Tablet if my blood pressure is controlled?
Do not stop taking Moxocard 0.3 Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine or your blood pressure is controlled. Suddenly stopping the medicine may cause serious changes in your blood pressure. If required, your doctor will slowly reduce the dose over 2 weeks.
Q. When can I take Moxocard 0.3 Tablet?
In case you are prescribed a single lowest dose of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet, you can take it in the morning. On the other hand, if divided doses are to be taken, one dose can be taken in the morning and the other in the evening.
Q. How should I take Moxocard 0.3 Tablet?
You should take Moxocard 0.3 Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take it as a whole (without crushing or chewing it) with sufficient amount of water. It can be taken before, during or after meals, as food does not affect the working of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet.
Q. Who should not take Moxocard 0.3 Tablet?
You should not take Moxocard 0.3 Tablet if you are allergic to it or have heart function insufficiency. Prefer not to use the medicine if you have a slow heart rate (below 50 beats/minute at rest) or suffer from an abnormal heart rhythm or a change in the rate of the heartbeat (called sick-sinus syndrome or second or third degree AV-block).
Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet?
Symptoms of overdose of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet include headache, feeling sleepy, fall in blood pressure, feeling dizzy, unusual weakness, and slow heart rate. The other symptoms can be dry mouth, being sick, feeling tired, and abdominal pain. In case of overdose contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department immediately.
Q. Can I take atenolol with Moxocard 0.3 Tablet?
You can take atenolol along with Moxocard 0.3 Tablet but inform your doctor that you are taking atenolol also. Also, if you plan to stop Moxocard 0.3 Tablet, stop taking atenolol few days before you stop Moxocard 0.3 Tablet. This is because stopping both treatments at the same time could result in an increased blood pressure.
Q. Can Moxocard 0.3 Tablet affect my sleep?
Sleep disturbance is a common side effect of Moxocard 0.3 Tablet. This tends to be mild and settles down soon. Other common side effects may include headache, dizziness, vertigo (a spinning sensation), and sleepiness. Contact your doctor if these effects persist or worry you.
Q. What type of drug is Moxocard 0.3 Tablet?
Moxocard 0.3 Tablet belongs to antihypertensive class of medicines. It is used to lower blood pressure of hypertensive patients.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
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