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Arkamin H Tablet

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Overview

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

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 cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Decreased potassium level in blood
    You will need a blood test to find out if your potassium levels are low. Your doctor might suggest using a salt substitute which contains potassium. Some foods which are good sources of potassium include fruit (especially bananas), vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds, milk, fish, chicken and bread.
  • Coping with Slow heart rate
    Splash your face with cold water and breathe deeply. This will help you to relax. Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Limit your alcohol intake or drink in moderation, do not smoke and manage your stress levels. If your condition does not improve, speak to your doctor as you may be offered a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Electrolyte imbalance
    You will need a blood test to find out if you have electrolyte imbalance in your body. If your medicine is causing this, your doctor will adjust your medication and treat the cause. This will help prevent future electrolyte imbalances. A minor electrolyte imbalance may be treated by diet changes. Eating a potassium-rich diet if you have low potassium levels and restricting your water intake if you have a low blood sodium level can help. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

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.

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.

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Patient Concerns

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I have 110-170 blood pressure,sugar fasting100,cholostrol normal ,but now l have very high headache with pain only one side(left)
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
whatever medicine u taking for BP stop that and take ramistar H once daily
High blood pressure around 201/119 headache and stomach pain Dr can u help urgently I have given her telma h
Dr. Sarthak Chakravarty
Physician
Telma H will not helpTake her to a hospitalPatient has to be monitoredTab Dipin 5mg 2 times a dayTake only if hospital unavailable
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Arkamin H?

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?

Yes, the use of Arkamin H 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 cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Arkamin H 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 if I feel well?

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

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