Cardif 20mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Cardif 20mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a calcium channel blocker which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Cardif 20mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on your blood pressure levels and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of day, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. It should be taken with food. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse.

Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects include fatigue, swelling in the feet or ankles, dizziness, flushing, and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, heart or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. Let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. This will help to make sure that you are safe. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Benefits of Cardif Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Cardif 20mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Take regularly, as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of Cardif 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 Cardif

  • Ankle swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Palpitations

How to use Cardif 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. Cardif 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cardif Tablet works

Cardif 20mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it easier for the heart to pump more blood throughout the body. In this way, it treats to normalize the blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cardif 20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardif 20mg 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cardif 20mg 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
CAUTION
Cardif 20mg Tablet may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cardif 20mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cardif 20mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cardif Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cardif 20mg 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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Quick Tips

  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Cardif 20mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Cardif 20mg Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydropyridinecarboxylic acids derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cardif with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
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Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
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Patient Concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Pls advice me alternate substitution to Cardif Beta 20mg which controlled my bp well. Now it is not available I am a ckd patient creatinine is 3 this is under control
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Please mention the generic name of the drug
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Cardif 20mg Tablet to show its effect?

Cardif 20mg Tablet starts working on the day you start taking it. However, it may take up to 2 weeks to notice the full benefits of Cardif 20mg Tablet. Since there are usually no symptoms of hypertension, you may not notice any difference unless you get your blood pressure checked. Keep taking this medicine regularly as advised by your doctor and keep a track of your blood pressure.

Q. It has been six months since I started taking Cardif 20mg Tablet and my blood pressure is under control. Can I stop taking it now?

No, continue taking Cardif 20mg Tablet even if you feel better and your blood pressure is under control. Stopping Cardif 20mg Tablet suddenly may cause your blood pressure to increase and your chances of stroke or heart attack may rise. Usually once you start taking any medicine for controlling blood pressure, you have to continue taking it life long unless you cannot tolerate it.

Q. I have been told that I have to take Cardif 20mg Tablet for several years. Is it safe to take it for a long time?

Cardif 20mg Tablet is a blood pressure-lowering medicine. It does not cure hypertension but helps to keep the blood pressure under control for as long as you take it. For this reason, blood pressure-lowering medicines may need to be taken for a long period of time or even lifelong. Cardif 20mg Tablet is safe and well tolerated by most people and does not have any lasting toxicity when taken for a long time. For best results, take it exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Q. Should I take Cardif 20mg Tablet in the morning or at night?

Cardif 20mg Tablet can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, usually prescribed once daily. Take the medicine as advised by the doctor. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and consistent levels of medicine are maintained in the body.

Q. I have developed swelling over my ankles after using Cardif 20mg Tablet. What should I do?

Cardif 20mg Tablet can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.

Q. Do I need to change my diet while using Cardif 20mg Tablet?

Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Cardif 20mg Tablet. Take a low sodium and low-fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2021

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