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Carca 12.5 Tablet

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Product introduction

Carca 12.5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure, heart-related chest pain (angina), and heart failure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, so blood can flow more easily to the heart. Lowering blood pressure also helps prevent future heart attacks and stroke.

Carca 12.5 Tablet should be taken with food. You should take it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is important to take it even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Do not stop this medicine without talking to the doctor as your condition could get worse.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will help in improving your condition. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor.

This medicine is tolerated well by most patients but it may have a few side effects. These include dizziness, headache, breathlessness, and tiredness. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any heart or kidney diseases. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Benefits of Carca Tablet

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Carca 12.5 Tablet works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heart to beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Carca 12.5 Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take it regularly and as long as it is prescribed for it to work effectively.

In Treatment of Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Carca 12.5 Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, effective treatment for heart failure.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

Side effects of Carca 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 Carca

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness

How to use Carca 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. Carca 12.5 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Carca Tablet works

Carca 12.5 Tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Carca 12.5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Carca 12.5 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carca 12.5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Carca 12.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carca 12.5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carca 12.5 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Carca 12.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carca 12.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Carca 12.5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Carca Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Carca 12.5 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.

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Quick tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting Carca 12.5 Tablet, and inform your doctor if it has not improved.
  • Carca 12.5 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Carca 12.5 Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking Carca 12.5 Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Carbazole & propanol derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Alpha & beta blocker

Interaction with drugs

Taking Carca with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
Serious
Brand(s): Diabinese
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Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
Serious
Brand(s): Diabic
Serious

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FAQs

Q. What happens when you stop taking Carca 12.5 Tablet?

Carca 12.5 Tablet needs to be taken regularly as directed by your doctor. Suddenly stopping it may cause chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor may slowly lower your dose over a period of time before stopping it completely if required.

Q. Does Carca 12.5 Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Carca 12.5 Tablet may make you tired as well as dizzy. These may occur initially when you start the treatment or when the dose is increased. If you experience these symptoms you should not drive or operate machinery.

Q. Can Carca 12.5 Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Carca 12.5 Tablet, but it does not occur in everyone. If you are taking Carca 12.5 Tablet for heart failure, tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing, as this may be a sign of fluid retention.

Q. Can Carca 12.5 Tablet cause kidney failure?

Use of Carca 12.5 Tablet in patients with heart failure can rarely lead to deterioration of kidney function. However, Carca 12.5 Tablet may cause risk of kidney failure in patients with low blood pressure (systolic blood pressure less than 100 mm Hg), patients with hardening of the arteries and/or having heart disease, or already have impaired kidney function. Such patients should be closely monitored during treatment with Carca 12.5 Tablet. Although, kidney functions return to baseline when Carca 12.5 Tablet is stopped.

Q. Can a diabetic patient take Carca 12.5 Tablet?

Yes, a diabetic patient can take Carca 12.5 Tablet, provided that there is a regular check on blood glucose levels. It has been noted that in well-controlled diabetes mellitus with mild to moderate hypertension, Carca 12.5 Tablet did not have any effect on blood glucose levels. However, it is important to know that, using Carca 12.5 Tablet class of medicines (beta-blockers) may hide the symptoms of hypoglycemia (decrease in glucose levels), especially an increase in heartbeat or palpitations. In addition to that, Carca 12.5 Tablet may cause worsening of hyperglycemia (increase in blood glucose levels) in patients with heart failure and diabetes. Hence, it is recommended that blood glucose should be monitored while initiating, adjusting, or discontinuing the dose of Carca 12.5 Tablet. Inform the doctor if there is any change in blood glucose levels during Carca 12.5 Tablet therapy.

Q. Can I take Carca 12.5 Tablet empty stomach?

It is recommended that you take Carca 12.5 Tablet with food, as food decreases the rate at which the medicine gets absorbed by the body. This will help to reduce the chances of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure which may cause dizziness or fainting when you stand up).

Q. What are the serious side effects of Carca 12.5 Tablet?

Carca 12.5 Tablet may cause serious side effects such as fainting, shortness of breath, weight gain, swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Some may also experience chest pain, slow or irregular heartbeat, rash, hives, itching, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately.

Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Carca 12.5 Tablet?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Carca 12.5 Tablet you may experience slow heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and loss of consciousness or seizures. Contact your doctor and seek immediate medical help in a nearby hospital.

Q. Who should not take Carca 12.5 Tablet?

Carca 12.5 Tablet should be avoided if the patient has severe heart failure and is hospitalized in the intensive care unit or require certain intravenous medications that help support circulation (inotropic medications). In addition to that, Carca 12.5 Tablet should be avoided in patients who are prone to asthma or other breathing problems, have a slow heartbeat or irregular heartbeat, have liver problems, and are allergic to Carca 12.5 Tablet.
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