Medicine Overview of Kar-B Tablet
Side Effects of Kar-B are Decreased blood pressure, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness.
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. Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Kar-B 6.25 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Kar-B Tablet
Kar-B Tablet related warnings
Taking Carvedilol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Kar-B 6.25 mg 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.
Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Kar-B 6.25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Kar-B Tablet
Kar-b belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Kar-b relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate and hence reducing the blood pressure and strain on your heart.
Q. Does it treat high blood pressure?
Kar-b is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, angina (chest pain that occurs when the arteries that supply your heart with blood carrying oxygen are narrowed which causes less oxygen to reach your heart muscles (angina) and for heart failure (weakening of heart muscles).
Kar-b is safe when taken at a dose for the duration as instructed by your doctor.
Q. Does Kar-b cause hair loss?
Kar-b is not known to cause hair loss. Please inform the doctor about any new symptom that occurs after starting Kar-b.
Q. Is Kar-b a blood thinner?
Kar-b belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. It is not a blood thinner.
No, Kar-b is not a statin. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers.
Q. Is Kar-b an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
No, Kar-b is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers
No, Kar-b is not a diuretic. Kar-b belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Kar-b cause swelling?
Swelling (fluid overload) has not been seen as a side effect of Kar-b. There could be an increase in the symptoms of heart failure like fluid overload (or swelling) after you start taking Kar-b. Please consult your doctor as it may worsen your underlying heart condition.
Q. Is Kar-b a calcium channel blocker?
No, Kar-b is not a calcium channel blocker. Kar-b belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Kar-b an anticoagulant?
No, Kar-b is not an anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
No, Kar-b is not a nitrate. Kar-b belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Kar-b with lisinopril?
Kar-b and lisinopril both lower the blood pressure. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Kar-b with sildenafil?
Kar-b and sildenafil may increase each other's effects. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as there could be more side effects of taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Kar-b with hydrochlorothiazide?
Kar-b and hydrochlorothiazide both lower blood pressure. Also, Kar-b increases and hydrochlorothiazide decreases serum potassium. The effect of interaction is not clear, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Does Kar-b cause cough?
An increase in cough is has been reported as one of the side effects of Kar-b. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an increase in cough or you start experiencing cough after taking Kar-b.
Q. Can I take Kar-b with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Kar-b due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Kar-b with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Kar-b due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Kar-b with naproxen?
Naproxen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Kar-b due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Does Kar-b cause weight gain?
Yes, Kar-b can cause weight gain. Sometimes, the symptoms of your heart failure may worsen while taking Kar-b, particularly at the start of your treatment. This may result in increased symptoms (e.g. tiredness, shortness of breath) and signs of fluid retention (e.g. weight gain and swelling of the legs). Kar-b should always be taken after consultation with a doctor.
Q. Does Kar-b cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction has been reported as an uncommon side effect of Kar-b. Please consult your doctor if you having the problem before the start of Kar-b or if you experience this side effect after the start treatment.
Q. Does Kar-b lower heart rate?
Yes, Kar-b can lower heart rate especially if more than required dose is taken. Please consult your doctor in case you have taken an overdose Kar-b or you are experiencing this symptom while taking Kar-b.
Q. Does Kar-b cause constipation?
Kar-b has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Kar-b.
Q. Does Kar-b have a diuretic substance in it?
No, Kar-b does not contain any diuretic substance in it.
Q. Does Kar-b cause headaches?
A headache has been reported as one of the very common side effects of Kar-b. Please consult if you experience frequent headaches while taking Kar-b as the dose may need to be changed.
Q. Is Kar-b an alpha blocker?
Kar-b is not an alpha blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Kar-b cause fatigue?
Fatigue has been reported as a very common side effect of Kar-b. Please talk to your doctor if you experience this symptom as your dose may need to be changed.
Q. Does Kar-b cause dizziness?
Yes, Kar-b can cause dizziness as a side effect. It is a very common side effect associated with its use and will mainly occur at the start of the treatment. Kindly talk to your doctor if you experience this side effect, you may need to take some precautions.
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