Calchek 5 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Calchek Tablet

Calchek 5 Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).

Calchek Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Ankle swelling
  • Sleepiness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Calchek 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. Calchek 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Calchek Tablet works

Calchek 5 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Calchek Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calchek 5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Calchek 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Calchek 5 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Calchek 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Calchek 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Calchek 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calchek 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Calchek 5 Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

What if you miss a dose of Calchek Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Calchek 5 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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Calchek 5 Tablet to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Calchek 5 Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Calchek 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

Questions Related to Calchek

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I had found my BP high and I have consulted a doctor.He said i have dyslipoproteinemia,hypericemia,htn and haemoglobin value is 17.6.observed bp-150/100.triglyceride serum-313.5mg/dl,VLDL-63mg/dl.LDL-136.9mg/dl,HDL-32.8.and he prescribed 2 medicine Xtor F Tab(0-0-1).Calchek 5mg Tab(1-0-1).will it cure me.can I stop this tab if I have reduced my weight
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
You need to take these medicines for long term. Along with that weight reduction, Daily exercise and low alt intake and high fibre intake is also required
High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
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FAQs

Q. What is Calchek used for?
Calchek is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).
Q. Is Calchek a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Calchek is a calcium channel blocker. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and hence, prevents chest pain. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.
Q. Is Calchek safe?
Calchek is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Calchek at night?
Calchek can be taken at night. You should take Calchek at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take Calchek and aspirin?
Calchek can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calchek with sildenafil?
Both Calchek and sildenafil cause a lowering the blood pressure. So, taking the two medicines together could be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Is Calchek a beta blocker?
Calchek is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Calchek safe for kidneys?
Calchek is not known to damage kidneys. However, Calchek can cause urinary disorders like difficulty in passing urine, increased the need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine as an uncommon side effect.
Q. Is Calchek a diuretic?
Calchek is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Calchek a blood thinner?
Calchek is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Calchek a statin?
Calchek is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Calchek an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Calchek is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Does Calchek cause tachycardia?
Calchek can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Calchek can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek increase creatinine?
Calchek has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Calchek as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Calchek cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Calchek. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Calchek can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek cause weight gain?
Calchek can cause changes in weight, it can either cause weight gain or weight loss. However, these changes are very rare. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Calchek can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek cause cough?
Calchek can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Calchek.
Q. Does Calchek cause dry mouth?
Calchek can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Calchek.
Q. Can I take Calchek without food?
Calchek can be taken before or after food and drinks. Calchek should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Calchek with grapefruit juice.
Q. Can I take Calchek with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Calchek with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Calchek with lisinopril?
Calchek can be taken with lisinopril. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, as both the medicines have a blood pressure lowering effect, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calchek with ibuprofen?
Calchek can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calchek with metoprolol?
Calchek and metoprolol both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calchek with losartan?
Calchek and losartan both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calchek with ramipril?
Calchek and ramipril both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Calchek with simvastatin?
Calchek can increase the levels of simvastatin, causing an increased tendency towards myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle). The dose of simvastatin may need to be reduced when giving along with Calchek . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Calchek with atorvastatin?
Calchek can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur as interactions have been reported between simvastatin (belongs to the same class). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can the use of Calchek cause gout?
Calchek does not cause gout. It may cause joint pains (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor in case you have any signs and symptoms of gout as you may need treatment for the same.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Dec 2018.
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