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Gravidol Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Gravidol Tablet is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart-related chest pain (angina). It is also effective for treating high blood pressure in pregnancy. It lowers the blood pressure and thus helps in preventing future stroke and heart attack.

Gravidol Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken with food. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. Since it can cause serious withdrawal effects, it should not be stopped abruptly. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.

Common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, difficulty in urination, allergic reaction, increased liver enzymes, and ejaculation disorder. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you.

Before taking this medicine, it is better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking it.

Side effects of Gravidol Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Difficulty in urination

How to use Gravidol 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. Gravidol Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Gravidol Tablet works

Gravidol Tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gravidol Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gravidol 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gravidol Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gravidol 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
Gravidol Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Gravidol Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Gravidol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gravidol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting Gravidol Tablet, and inform your doctor if it has not improved.
  • Gravidol Tablet 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 Gravidol Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking Gravidol Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gravidol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Gravidol safe?

Gravidol is generally considered a safe medicine if it is taken as directed by the doctor. The side effects that result with use of Gravidol occur during the first few weeks of treatment and disappear with time.

Q. Why is Gravidol used in pregnancy?

It is important to appropriately treat high blood pressure in pregnancy. Studies have shown that poorly controlled high blood pressure in pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of certain birth defects, stillbirth, reduced growth of the baby within the womb, and premature birth. For some women with high blood pressure, treatment with Gravidol in pregnancy might be considered to be the best option. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide what is right for you and your baby.

Q. Does Gravidol cause itching?

Yes, itchy skin, a rash or tingly scalp are common side effects of Gravidol. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or lasts for more than a week.

Q. Is it safe to use Gravidol in patients with diabetes?

Diabetic patients while using Gravidol should regularly check the blood sugar levels. Gravidol may make it difficult to recognize the warning signs of low blood sugar such as shaking and a racing heartbeat. Consult your doctor if the blood sugar levels are reduced while taking Gravidol.

Q. Does Gravidol affect heart rate?

Gravidol slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. Your doctor may regularly check your blood pressure and pulse (heart rate) during therapy to determine your response to the medicine.

Q. What can happen if I stop taking Gravidol?

Do not stop taking Gravidol without talking to your doctor. Stopping Gravidol suddenly may cause serious heart problems such as angina (chest pain) or even a heart attack. If you need to stop taking Gravidol, your doctor will reduce the dose slowly over 1 or 2 weeks.

Q. Will I need to stop taking Gravidol before surgery?

Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Gravidol for 24 hours before surgery. This is because Gravidol can lower your blood pressure too much when its use is combined with some anesthetics. So, tell your doctor that you're taking Gravidol if you're going to be put to sleep using a general anaesthetic or are scheduled to have any kind of major operation.

Q. What happens on taking more than the recommended dose of Gravidol?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Gravidol can lead to a drop in blood pressure and slowing of the heart rate, difficulty breathing or a drop in blood sugar, which can cause sweating or confusion. If you take too many tablets, tell your doctor immediately or contact the hospital emergency department nearest to you.

Q. How long does Gravidol take to work?

If you are taking Gravidol for high blood pressure, it may lower your BP within 1-3 hours of taking it. You may not feel any different, but this does not mean that the medicine is not working, and it is important to keep taking it. On the other hand, if you are taking it for angina, it will probably take a few days for the medicine to reduce the pain. You may still have chest pain during this time or it may get worse.

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