Avva 250mg Tablet SR

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Introduction

Avva 250mg Tablet SR is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes. This pressure can be caused by or lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight. Avva 250mg Tablet SR works by decreasing the amount of fluid inside the eye.

You can take Avva 250mg Tablet SR with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well.

The most common side effect is headache. Other side effects include feeling tired, dizziness, and taste change. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine. This drug is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes.

Uses of Avva Tablet SR

Benefits of Avva Tablet SR

In Glaucoma

Avva 250mg Tablet SR belongs to a group of medicines called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It helps reduce pressure in your eyes that can lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. Take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

Side effects of Avva Tablet SR

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 Avva

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Tingling sensation of extremity
  • Numbness of extremity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excitement
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

How to use Avva Tablet SR

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. Avva 250mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Avva Tablet SR works

Avva 250mg Tablet SR is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works in glaucoma by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Avva 250mg Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Avva 250mg Tablet SR 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Avva 250mg Tablet SR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Doses of up to 1000 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any harmful effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
UNSAFE
Avva 250mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
.Avva 250mg Tablet SR can occasionally cause short-sightedness, drowsiness or confusion which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Avva 250mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Avva 250mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Avva 250mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Avva 250mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avva 250mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Avva 250mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

What if you forget to take Avva Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Avva 250mg Tablet SR, 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.

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Quick tips

  • Avva 250mg Tablet SR helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduce the risk of vision loss.
  • Usually used in combination with other anti-glaucoma medications.
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Avva 250mg Tablet SR can make you very drowsy.
  • It may cause a tingling sensation in hands and feet. Take potassium-rich foods (banana and coconut water), and get potassium levels checked regularly.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfonamides Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking Avva with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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Golucoma in eye pain in eye both
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma needs prompt treatment Visit glaucoma specialist
Eye pressure since 2 years. Diabetic patient.timilol eye drops using.remedy pls
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma once occurs shd be treated life long. Visit glaucoma specialist
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FAQs

Q. What does Avva 250mg Tablet SR do?

Avva 250mg Tablet SR reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This helps to reduce the risk of damage to the optic nerve responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually lead to blindness. Avva 250mg Tablet SR effectively controls ocular hypertension and certain types of glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.

Q. Who should not take Avva 250mg Tablet SR?

You should not take Avva 250mg Tablet SR if you have or ever had cirrhosis, severe liver or kidney disease, an electrolyte imbalance, adrenal gland failure, or an allergy to Avva 250mg Tablet SR or sulfa drugs. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are breastfeeding to avoid any harmful effect on your baby.

Q. Is Avva 250mg Tablet SR effective?

Avva 250mg Tablet SR is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Avva 250mg Tablet SR too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Avva 250mg Tablet SR?

No, you should not stop using Avva 250mg Tablet SR suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because if you stop the medication before completing the treatment, your symptoms may return or even worsen. Use Avva 250mg Tablet SR in the dose and duration advised by your doctor to get maximum benefit of Avva 250mg Tablet SR.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Avva 250mg Tablet SR?

If you forget a dose of Avva 250mg Tablet SR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
MRP
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