Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet

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Composition for Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Carvidex Tablet

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Uses of Carvidex Tablet

Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), hypertension and heart failure.
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Side effects of Carvidex Tablet

Common

Decreased blood pressure, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness.

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How to use Carvidex 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. It is better to take Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet with food.

How Carvidex Tablet works

Carvidex 3.125mg tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to organ.

In Depth Information on Carvidex Tablet

Expert advice for Carvidex Tablet

  • Do not take carvedilol if you are allergic to carvedilol or any of the other ingredient of this medicine, or other beta-blockers.
  • Do not drive or operate machines if you have just begun taking carvedilol or have had a change of dose, as carvedilol may cause dizziness or tiredness. 
  • Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly.
  • The medicine can cause fatigue and erectile dysfunction.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Carvedilol with alcohol may have additive effects in
lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Carvidex 3.125mg 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.
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Lactation
Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Liver
CAUTION
Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dianorm 80mg Tablet, Lipaglyn 4mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Voglistar 0.3mg Tablet MD

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Carvidex 3.125mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Carvedilol

Carvidex belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Carvidex relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate and hence reducing the blood pressure and strain on your heart.
Carvidex is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, angina (chest pain that occurs when the arteries that supply your heart with blood carrying oxygen are narrowed which causes less oxygen to reach your heart muscles (angina) and for heart failure (weakening of heart muscles).
Carvidex is safe when taken at a dose for the duration as instructed by your doctor.
Carvidex is not known to cause hair loss. Please inform the doctor about any new symptom that occurs after starting Carvidex.
Carvidex belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. It is not a blood thinner.
No, Carvidex is not a statin. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers.
No, Carvidex is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers
No, Carvidex is not a diuretic. Carvidex belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Swelling (fluid overload) has not been seen as a side effect of Carvidex. There could be an increase in the symptoms of heart failure like fluid overload (or swelling) after you start taking Carvidex. Please consult your doctor as it may worsen your underlying heart condition.
No, Carvidex is not a calcium channel blocker. Carvidex belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
No, Carvidex is not an anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
No, Carvidex is not a nitrate. Carvidex belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Carvidex with lisinopril?
Carvidex and lisinopril both lower the blood pressure. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvidex with sildenafil?
Carvidex and sildenafil may increase each other's effects. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as there could be more side effects of taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvidex with hydrochlorothiazide?
Carvidex and hydrochlorothiazide both lower blood pressure. Also, Carvidex increases and hydrochlorothiazide decreases serum potassium. The effect of interaction is not clear, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
An increase in cough is has been reported as one of the side effects of Carvidex. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an increase in cough or you start experiencing cough after taking Carvidex.
Q. Can I take Carvidex with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Carvidex due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvidex with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Carvidex due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvidex with naproxen?
Naproxen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Carvidex due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Yes, Carvidex can cause weight gain. Sometimes, the symptoms of your heart failure may worsen while taking Carvidex, particularly at the start of your treatment. This may result in increased symptoms (e.g. tiredness, shortness of breath) and signs of fluid retention (e.g. weight gain and swelling of the legs). Carvidex should always be taken after consultation with a doctor.
Erectile dysfunction has been reported as an uncommon side effect of Carvidex. Please consult your doctor if you having the problem before the start of Carvidex or if you experience this side effect after the start treatment.
Yes, Carvidex can lower heart rate especially if more than required dose is taken. Please consult your doctor in case you have taken an overdose Carvidex or you are experiencing this symptom while taking Carvidex.
Carvidex has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Carvidex.
No, Carvidex does not contain any diuretic substance in it.
A headache has been reported as one of the very common side effects of Carvidex. Please consult if you experience frequent headaches while taking Carvidex as the dose may need to be changed.
Carvidex is not an alpha blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Fatigue has been reported as a very common side effect of Carvidex. Please talk to your doctor if you experience this symptom as your dose may need to be changed.
Yes, Carvidex can cause dizziness as a side effect. It is a very common side effect associated with its use and will mainly occur at the start of the treatment. Kindly talk to your doctor if you experience this side effect, you may need to take some precautions.
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