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Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It works by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. It also removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

It is advisable to take Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. In case you have missed any doses, take it as soon as you remember it. Never skip any doses and finish a full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause side effects like tiredness, decreased potassium level in blood, decreased blood pressure, increased creatinine level in blood, and increased uric acid level in blood. It may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Macarbi CH Tablet

Macarbi CH Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased creatinine level in blood
  • Increased uric acid level in blood

How to use Macarbi CH 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. Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Macarbi CH Tablet works

Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Azilsartan medoxomil and Chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. Azilsartan medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels.This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Macarbi CH Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet Taking Chlorthalidone 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.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg 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
Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Macarbi CH 40mg/12.5mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Macarbi CH

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High blod pressure. Eritel ch 40 1 tablet every day continued
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Kindly do yoga & meditation along with your treatment
if diabetes is in control by precaution then need of medicine is or not .I am not taking medicine bcz diabetes in control but some time feel pain in left leg if I take some sugar item . plz guide me
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Che ch blood sugar fadting and pp and HbA1c
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References
  1. European Medicine Agency. Assessment report: Azilsartan medoxomil; 2011.[Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlortalidone. Chippenham, Wiltshire: Alliance Pharmaceuticals; 1998 [revised 23 Sep. 2014]. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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