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Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR

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Product introduction

Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR is used to prevent chest pain (angina attacks). It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart. These tablets will not treat an angina attack that has already begun. They may be also used to control heart failure.

Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR should be taken on an empty stomach. It is best taken at the same time every day. Your doctor will decide the dose and the number of times each day you should take them. You should take the medicine as it is prescribed for you and keep taking it, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly your risk of an angina attack will increase. Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this drug work better.

You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache and lightheadedness. These may disappear once you have got used to the medicine. If you are worried, or the symptoms do not go away, let your doctor know. Some of these can be reduced by taking painkillers, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol. Alcohol may increase some side effects (dizziness, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, or fainting). Medical tests (such as blood pressure) may be required to monitor your progress and check for side effects.

Uses of Cardicap Capsule TR

Benefits of Cardicap Capsule TR

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR reduces your risk of getting heart-related chest pain (angina attack). It does not treat an angina attack that has already begun and should not be used for this purpose. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen. This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective.

In Controlling 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. Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, an 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 Cardicap Capsule TR

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 Cardicap

  • Headache

How to use Cardicap Capsule TR

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 20mg Capsule TR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Cardicap Capsule TR works

Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR is a nitrate. It works by relaxing the blood vessels which decreases the oxygen demand of the heart and reduces its workload. It thus prevents/treats attacks of angina (chest pain).

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR 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
Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR 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
Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cardicap Capsule TR?

If you miss a dose of Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR, 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

  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fiber, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight and reduce stress.
  • Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
  • You may develop tolerance to Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR as it may cause low blood pressure.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitrates
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
NO Donors

Interaction with drugs

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Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR and what is it used for?

Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR belongs to a group of medicines called organic nitrates. Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR is used to prevent and treat angina pectoris and as an adjunctive treatment in severe acute or chronic congestive cardiac failure.

Q. How does Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR work?

Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR works by widening the blood vessels in your heart to allow an increased amount of blood flow to areas which need it.

Q. Does Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR lower heart rate?

No, Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR does not lower heart rate. However, in some cases, one may experience reflex tachycardia (fast heart rate) while using nitrates such as Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR.

Q. Does Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR lower blood pressure?

Yes, Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR lowers blood pressure. This medicine widens the blood vessels and decreases the resistance in them, causing a fall in blood pressure. This fall in blood pressure may in turn decrease the heartbeat which can lead to angina. This medicine should be avoided in people who already have low blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR?

No, you should not take sildenafil along with Cardicap 20mg Capsule TR. Both these medicines lower blood pressure and belong to the same class. Taking these two medicines together may cause significant decrease in blood pressure which can cause fainting or even a heart attack. Along with this, avoid taking other medicines which belong to the same class such as vardenafil and tadalafil.

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