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Azovas 8mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Azovas 8mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blocker which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Azovas 8mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on your blood pressure levels and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Do not stop this medicine on your own, even if you feel well because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. This makes it hard to identify any sudden spike and if you stop taking it, your condition may get worse.

Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine. Studies have shown that it also has a protective effect on the heart.

The most common side effects include nausea, headache, edema (swelling in the feet or ankles), and dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away. They may be able to suggest ways to reduce the side effects.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, heart, or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Benefits of Azovas Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Azovas 8mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. 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. Take regularly, as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

How to use Azovas 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. Azovas 8mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azovas Tablet works

Azovas 8mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it easier for the heart to pump more blood throughout the body. In this way, it treats to normalize the blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Azovas 8mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Azovas 8mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Azovas 8mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Azovas 8mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Azovas 8mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Azovas 8mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Azovas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Azovas 8mg 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.

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Quick tips

  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Azovas 8mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Azovas 8mg Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethanes derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Calcium channel blockers- Dihydropyridines (DHP)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Azovas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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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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FAQs

Q. What is the use of Azovas 8mg Tablet?

Azovas 8mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines that block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

Q. Is Azovas 8mg Tablet bad for the kidneys?

No, there is no evidence that Azovas 8mg Tablet causes deterioration of kidney problems. Azovas 8mg Tablet can be used in normal doses in patients with kidney problems. In fact, it helps to prevent injury to the kidneys due to hypertension by lowering the blood pressure.

Q. Should I take Azovas 8mg Tablet in the morning or at night?

Azovas 8mg Tablet can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, usually prescribed once daily. You should take this medicine as advised by the doctor. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and consistent levels of medicine are maintained in the body.

Q. How long do I need to take Azovas 8mg Tablet?

You should keep on taking Azovas 8mg Tablet for as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well or your blood pressure is well controlled. If you stop taking Azovas 8mg Tablet, your blood pressure may increase again and your condition may worsen.

Q. Is Azovas 8mg Tablet a beta-blocker?

No, Azovas 8mg Tablet is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can easily flow through the blood vessels.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Azovas 8mg Tablet?

Azovas 8mg Tablet may cause some serious side effects such as liver problems (yellowing of skin, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite), pancreatitis (severe stomach pain, nausea and vomiting), and recurrent chest pain which may be indicative of a heart attack. However, these side effects are rarely seen. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of any potential side effects. Hence, follow your doctor's advice while on treatment.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Azovas 8mg Tablet?

Before starting any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements, consult your doctor first Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Azovas 8mg Tablet. Take a low sodium and low fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.

Q. I have developed ankle edema and swelling over my feet after using Azovas 8mg Tablet. What should I do?

Azovas 8mg Tablet can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
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