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Efonta 20 Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Efonta 20 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blocker which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Efonta 20 Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on your blood pressure levels and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Do not stop this medicine on your own, even if you feel well because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. This makes it hard to identify any sudden spike and if you stop taking it, your condition may get worse.

Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine. Studies have shown that it also improves the functioning of the heart by decreasing the heart rate.

The most common side effects include fatigue, swelling in the feet or ankles, dizziness, flushing, and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, heart or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Benefits of Efonta Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Efonta 20 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the 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, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Take regularly, as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of Efonta 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 Efonta

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Fatigue

How to use Efonta 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. Efonta 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Efonta Tablet works

Efonta 20 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it easier for the heart to pump more blood throughout the body. In this way, it normalizes the blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Efonta 20 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Efonta 20 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Efonta 20 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Efonta 20 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Efonta 20 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Efonta 20 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Efonta Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Efonta 20 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Efonta 20 Tablet
₹8.0/Tablet
Efnocar 20 Tablet
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
₹8/Tablet
same price

Quick Tips

  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Efonta 20 Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Efonta 20 Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylbenzamines derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Efonta 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
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Etovas
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. What is the use of Efonta 20 Tablet?

Efonta 20 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

Q. Is Efonta 20 Tablet bad for the kidneys?

No, there is no evidence that Efonta 20 Tablet causes deterioration of kidney problems. Efonta 20 Tablet can be used in normal doses in patients with kidney problems. In fact, its blood pressure-lowering effect helps to prevent injury to the kidneys due to hypertension.

Q. Should I take Efonta 20 Tablet in the morning or at night?

Efonta 20 Tablet can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, usually prescribed once daily. You should used this medicine as advised by the doctor. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and consistent levels of medicine are maintained in the body.

Q. How long do I need to take Efonta 20 Tablet?

You should keep on taking Efonta 20 Tablet for as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well or your blood pressure is well controlled. If you stop taking Efonta 20 Tablet, your blood pressure may increase again and your condition may worsen.

Q. Is Efonta 20 Tablet a beta-blocker?

No, Efonta 20 Tablet is not a beta-blocker. It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can easily flow through the blood vessels.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Efonta 20 Tablet?

Efonta 20 Tablet may cause some serious side effects such as liver problems (yellowing of skin, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite), pancreatitis (severe stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting), and recurrent chest pain which may be indicative of a heart attack. However, these side effects are rarely seen. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine to you because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of any potential side effects. Follow your doctor's advice while taking this medicine.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Efonta 20 Tablet?

Consult your doctor first before starting any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements. Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Efonta 20 Tablet. Take a low sodium and low fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.

Q. I have developed ankle edema and swelling over my feet after using Efonta 20 Tablet. What should I do?

Efonta 20 Tablet can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.

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