Arkamin H Tablet

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Introduction

Arkamin H Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective.

Arkamin H Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It makes you lose excess water through urine, hence try to take it at day time to avoid frequent urination at night. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Dryness of mouth, sedation and slow heart rate are some common side effects of this medicine. To overcome dryness of mouth practice frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and have sugarless candy. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. This medicine should be used along with lifestyle changes like a healthy diet, regular exercise and smoking cessation for best results.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding if you have ever had any problems with your blood circulation or have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Arkamin H Tablet

Benefits of Arkamin H Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Arkamin H Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. It also eliminates excess water from the body and increases urine output. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of Arkamin H 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 Arkamin H

  • Sedation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Sexual dysfunction

How to use Arkamin H 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. Arkamin H Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arkamin H Tablet works

Arkamin H Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Clonidine and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Clonidine is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Arkamin H Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arkamin H 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arkamin H Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Arkamin H Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Arkamin H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arkamin H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Arkamin H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arkamin H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Arkamin H Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Arkamin H 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed $ name to control Hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor along with regular exercise and diet control.
  • It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.

Fact Box

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Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Arkamin H Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Arkamin H Tablet?

Yes, the use of Arkamin H Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Can the Arkamin H Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Arkamin H Tablet can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can I stop taking Arkamin H Tablet if I feel well?

No, keep using Arkamin H Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Arkamin H Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: September, 2021

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