Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Dilcontin Tablet CR

Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure.

Dilcontin Tablet CR side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Peripheral edema
  • Slow heart rate
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Redness of skin
  • Constipation

How to use Dilcontin Tablet CR

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. Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dilcontin Tablet CR works

Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels, thereby widening the blood vessels and allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the heart. This reduces blood pressure and decreases the chances of angina (chest pain).

Dilcontin Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dilcontin XL 120 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dilcontin XL 120 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
Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Dilcontin XL 120 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 Dilcontin XL 120 Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dilcontin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tamocas
MODERATE
Brand(s): Piobest
MINOR
Brand(s): Miglicon
MINOR
Brand(s): Diadose
MINOR
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dilcontin

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Dilcontin if I feel well?

No, keep using Dilcontin as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Dilcontin suddenly may lead to serious complications due to very high blood pressure.
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Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Aug 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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