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Carvas 25mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Carvas 25mg Tablet is a medicine used for treating hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (heart-related chest pain) and heart failure. It reduces blood pressure and helps in preventing stroke and heart attack.

Carvas 25mg Tablet should be used with lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking for better result. It should be taken regularly at a fixed time and should not be stopped abruptly.

Carvas 25mg Tablet may cause dizziness due to decrease in blood pressure while standing up. Hence, it is advisable to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.

Side effects of Carvas Tablet

Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

How to use Carvas 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. Carvas 25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Carvas Tablet works

Carvas 25mg 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 Carvas 25mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Carvas 25mg 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
Carvas 25mg 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
Carvas 25mg 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
Carvas 25mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carvas 25mg 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
Carvas 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carvas 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Carvas 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting Carvas 25mg Tablet, and inform your doctor if it has not improved.
  • Carvas 25mg 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 Carvas 25mg Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking Carvas 25mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Carvas 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
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Voglibose and pioglitazone both are medications used for diabetes but there mechanism of action is different and so are their side effects. Voglibose acts to reduce post prandial blood glucose whereas pioglitazone improves insulin sensitivity and improves glycemic control. Voglibose causes gastric side effects and sometimes affects the liver whereas pioglitazone should not be given to patients with heart ailments as it can worsen heart failure.
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Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. What happens when you stop taking Carvas?

Carvas 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 Carvas make you tired?

Yes, Carvas 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 Carvas cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Carvas, but it does not occur in everyone. If you are taking Carvas 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 Carvas cause kidney failure?

Use of Carvas in patients with heart failure can rarely lead to deterioration of kidney function. However, Carvas 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 having impaired kidney function. Such patients should be closely monitored during treatment with Carvas. Although, kidney functions return to baseline when Carvas is stopped.

Q. Can a diabetic patient take Carvas?

Yes, a diabetic patient can take Carvas, 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, Carvas did not have any effect on blood glucose levels. However, it is important to know that, using Carvas class of medicines (beta blockers) may hide the symptoms of hypoglycemia (decrease in glucose levels), especially increase in heart beat or palpitations. In addition to that, Carvas may cause worsening of hyperglycaemia (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 Carvas. Inform the doctor if there is any change in blood glucose levels during Carvas therapy.

Q. Can I take Carvas empty stomach?

It is recommended that you take Carvas 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 Carvas?

Carvas 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 Carvas?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Carvas 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 Carvas?

Carvas 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, Carvas should be avoided in patients who are prone to asthma or other breathing problems, have a slow heartbeat or irregular heartbeat (heart that skips a beat), have liver problems, and are allergic to Carvas.

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