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Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It works by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. It also removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.


It is advisable to take Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. In case you have missed any doses, take it as soon as you remember it. Never skip any doses and finish a full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), slow heart rate, tiredness, nausea, edema (swelling), constipation, and cold extremities. It may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Benidin CH Tablet

Side effects of Benidin CH Tablet

Common
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Altered blood lipids

How to use Benidin CH 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. Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Benidin CH Tablet works

Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Benidipine and chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. Benidipine is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg 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
Information regarding the use of Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CAUTION
Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Benidin CH 4mg/12.5mg Tablet helps in the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It also lowers your risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and Inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood pressure, kidney function and the levels of salts such as potassium in your blood while you are taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

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High blod pressure. Eritel ch 40 1 tablet every day continued
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Kindly do yoga & meditation along with your treatment
if diabetes is in control by precaution then need of medicine is or not .I am not taking medicine bcz diabetes in control but some time feel pain in left leg if I take some sugar item . plz guide me
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Che ch blood sugar fadting and pp and HbA1c
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