Medicine Overview of Cardicap Tablet
Headache, Flushing of face, Dizziness, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
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. Cardicap 10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Cardicap 10mg Tablet is a nitrate.It reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.
In Depth Information on Cardicap Tablet
- Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
- You may develop tolerance to Cardicap with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
Notify your doctor about other medicines (eg. sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil) that you are taking as Cardicap may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
Cardicap Tablet related warnings
Cardicap 10mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cardicap 10mg 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.
Cardicap 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Cardicap 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cardicap 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cardicap 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Cardicap 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cardicap 10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cardicap 10mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Cardicap Tablet
Cardicap is used to prevent and treat angina pectoris and as an adjunctive treatment in severe acute or chronic congestive cardiac failure.
Cardicap belongs to a group of medicines called organic nitrates and it works by widening the blood vessels in your heart to allow an increased amount of blood flow to areas which need it.
No, Cardicap is not known to lower heart rate.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Cardicap with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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