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Cordil 5 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Cordil 5 Tablet is a medicine used to prevent and treat heart-related chest pain (angina). It is usually prescribed when other heart medicines are not suitable or have not worked. It reduces the risk of an angina attack by widening blood vessels and improving blood flow to the heart.

Cordil 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with water at the same time(s) each day. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take it. This may change from time to time depending on how well it is working. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit, even if you feel fine. It is preventing future harm. If you stop taking it, your chest pain may come back. You can improve the health of your heart by making some lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating well, exercising regularly and managing stress.

The most common side effect of this medicine is headache, especially during the first few days of treatment. You can reduce this by drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcohol, but it usually goes after a week. Other common side effects include feeling dizzy or weak, nausea and flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk). Talk to your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

It is not suitable for some people. Tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure or heart failure. Also let your doctor know all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. You should not take any medicines for erectile dysfunction with this medicine. This medicine is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Avoid drinking alcohol, as it can increase the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine. Your doctor may ask you to avoid salt substitutes.

Side effects of Cordil Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

How to use Cordil 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. Cordil 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cordil Tablet works

Cordil 5 Tablet is a vasodilator. It works by reducing the workload of the heart. As a result, heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply. This reduces the frequency and severity of angina attacks.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cordil 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cordil 5 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cordil 5 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cordil 5 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
Cordil 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cordil 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cordil 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cordil 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cordil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cordil 5 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

  • You must continue to take it as advised, usually for a long time.
  • Cordil 5 Tablet may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable painkiller. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Cordil 5 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Cordil 5 Tablet as that may cause increased dizziness.
  • Do not take sildenafil or tadalafil like medication (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) while on treatment with Cordil 5 Tablet as it may cause low blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any bleeding from the anal passage, blood in vomit or black stools.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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It contains Ivabradine is a used to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain), chronic heart failure. It can be used in combination with standard therapy, including beta-blocker therapy or when beta-blockers are contraindicated or not tolerated.
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FAQs

Q. What class of drug is Cordil and what is it used for?

Cordil belongs to a class of medicines known as “potassium channel openers”. It helps in the removal of potassium from the walls of arteries resulting in widening of the arteries. This decreases the workload of the heart to pump the blood. It also improves the blood and oxygen supply to your heart muscle. It is prescribed to patients of stable angina (heart-related chest pain) who cannot take other medicines (beta blockers, calcium channel antagonist) meant for angina.

Q. Can I stop taking Cordil?

No, you should not stop taking Cordil without speaking to your doctor first. If you stop Cordil suddenly, your anginal pain may recur. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.

Q. How long does it take Cordil to start working?

Cordil starts working after about an hour, but full benefits may be seen only after 4 to 5 days.

Q. For how long do I need to continue Cordil?

Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. Cordil is generally prescribed for a long term. You may even need to take it for the rest of your life.

Q. What if somebody accidentally takes excess of Cordil?

He or she should be taken to the hospital immediately. The person may experience signs of low blood pressure, which include feeling weak or dizzy. He or she may also experience irregular or fast heart beat.

Q. Can I take Cordil if I am taking aspirin?

You should avoid taking Cordil and aspirin together. Taking the two medicines together increases the risk of ulcer or bleeding in mouth, stomach, or intestine. If you notice blood in your stool or vomit while using Cordil, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Who should not use Cordil?

People who are allergic to Cordil or any of its ingredients should avoid using this medicine. Also, patients who have heart problems such as cardiogenic shock or left ventricular failure with low filling pressure or cardiac decompensation or have a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) should not use Cordil. Additionally, patients taking medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (such as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) or medicines to treat pulmonary hypertension (such as riociguat) should not use the medication. Your blood pressure may be affected if these medicines are taken with Cordil or if you have low blood volume.

Q. Can Cordil affect my sex life?

No, Cordil does not affect your sex life. However, it is not recommended to take medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (such as sildenafil or tadalafil) or premature ejaculation (such as vardenafil or dapoxetine) while taking Cordil. Taking them together can lead to a serious drop in your blood pressure.

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