Dilcare 30mg Tablet

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Introduction

Dilcare 30mg Tablet is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia). It is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.

Dilcare 30mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day as advised by your doctor. Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Common side effects seen with this medicine include headache, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, flushing, and rash. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. It may also make you feel sleepy or dizzy, so be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Also, inform your doctor if you have very low blood pressure (hypotension), heart failure, or if you recently had a heart attack and have fluid in your lungs. Your doctor may want to monitor your blood pressure while using it and you may need frequent blood tests. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking it.

Uses of Dilcare Tablet

Benefits of Dilcare Tablet

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Dilcare 30mg Tablet works by relaxing 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, heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Do not stop taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Dilcare 30mg Tablet helps treat heart-related chest pain (angina attack) as well as prevent it from happening in the future. However, it should not be used for acute attacks of angina. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen. This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Treatment of Arrhythmia

Dilcare 30mg Tablet may also be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). It may help stop an abnormal rhythm while it is happening or prevent its occurrence in the first place.

Side effects of Dilcare 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 Dilcare

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Rash

How to use Dilcare 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. Dilcare 30mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dilcare Tablet works

Dilcare 30mg Tablet is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia). It is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dilcare 30mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dilcare 30mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilcare 30mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dilcare 30mg 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
Dilcare 30mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dilcare 30mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Dilcare 30mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dilcare 30mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dilcare Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dilcare 30mg 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.

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Quick tips

  • Dilcare 30mg Tablet slows down the heartbeat and allows the blood vessels in the body to relax.
  • This helps prevent angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease), certain abnormal heart rhythms, stroke and heart attack.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dilcare 30mg Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzothiazepine derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Calcium channel blockers- Nondihydropyridines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Dilcare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Art-X, Cardasol, Amione
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Dilcare 30mg Tablet a blood thinner?

No, Dilcare 30mg Tablet is not a blood thinner. It belongs to the calcium channel blocker class of medicines. It is used to treat hypertension, arrhythmias and angina (chest pain caused by a reduction of oxygen to the heart muscle).

Q. Does Dilcare 30mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Dilcare 30mg Tablet may cause weight gain but not in everybody. However, if you are gaining weight while taking Dilcare 30mg Tablet then consult your doctor or a nutritionist.

Q. Is it better to take Dilcare 30mg Tablet in the morning or at night?

It is recommended to take Dilcare 30mg Tablet at night and before meals. The dose will be decided by your doctor and should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. Does Dilcare 30mg Tablet affect sleep?

Dilcare 30mg Tablet may cause sleeplessness which does not affect everyone. If this persists and worries you talk to your doctor.

Q. Who should not take Dilcare 30mg Tablet?

You should not take Dilcare 30mg Tablet if you are allergic to it, have an irregular or slow heartbeat, heart failure, and low blood pressure. It should not be given to children and women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Dilcare 30mg Tablet?

Symptoms of overdose of Dilcare 30mg Tablet include slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, fainting, difficulty breathing and seizures. It may also cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting and increased sweating. Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical services in a nearby hospital.

Q. How long do I need to take Dilcare 30mg Tablet? Can I stop it on my own?

Your doctor will decide how long you need to take it. Do not stop it on your own or lower your dose. Suddenly stopping it may worsen angina or increase your blood pressure.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Dilcare 30mg Tablet?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dilcare 30mg Tablet. Also, avoid driving and using heavy machinery if Dilcare 30mg Tablet causes dizziness and you experience a general feeling of being unwell. In addition to that, avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding while taking Dilcare 30mg Tablet.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Dilcare 30mg Tablet?

The serious side effects of Dilcare 30mg Tablet include severe allergic reaction, yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea and extreme tiredness. It may also cause unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite and pain in the stomach. One may also experience flu-like symptoms and an increase in the frequency or severity of chest pain (angina). If you experience any such symptoms immediately contact your doctor and seek medical help.

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