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Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This is a combination of two medicines that controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet at any time of day, on empty stomach, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. 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.

It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Cardin A Tablet

Side effects of Cardin A Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Cold extremities

How to use Cardin A 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. Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Cardin A Tablet works

Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Atenolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while atenolol is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Cardin A 5mg/50mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

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.
A diabetic person with high blood pressure 100/120 . what medicine can take for high blood pressure with janumet Is Ramipen 5mg is right for diabetic person
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Dear PATIENT medicines can only be given after clinical examination. so you should visit your doctor and get the appropriate medicine prescribed
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FAQs

Q. What lifestyle changes should be made while using Cardin A?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Cardin A. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Can I stop taking Cardin A if I feel well?

No, keep using Cardin A as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Cardin A suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding the storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Cardin A?

Cardin A is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to amlodipine, atenolol or any of its ingredients. It should be avoided in patients with history of asthma or lung disease. Also, inform your doctor about your medical history and the medicines you might be taking.

Q. Can the use of Cardin A cause headache?

Yes, the use of Cardin A can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and do not go away.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Cardin A?

Yes, the use of Cardin A can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

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