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Moxovas 0.2 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Moxovas 0.2 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Lowering the blood pressure helps to prevent future stroke and heart attack.

Moxovas 0.2 Tablet can be taken with or without food. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine as advised by the doctor and never stop it abruptly without consulting the doctor. 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 dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and back pain. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you.

Before taking this medicine, its 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 Moxovas Tablet

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Vertigo

How to use Moxovas 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. Moxovas 0.2 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Moxovas Tablet works

Moxovas 0.2 Tablet is an anti-hypertensive medication. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Moxovas 0.2 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Moxovas 0.2 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Moxovas 0.2 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Moxovas 0.2 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Moxovas 0.2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Moxovas 0.2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Moxovas 0.2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Moxovas 0.2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Moxovas 0.2 Tablet is not recommended in these patients.

What if you forget to take Moxovas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Moxovas 0.2 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Moxovas 0.2 Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
  • Eat healthy (low-sodium diet), exercise, quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, and reduce stress along with taking Moxovas 0.2 Tablet.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Moxovas 0.2 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 especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Moxovas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Triptam, Tryptomec, Amsha
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Brand(s): Oxcap, A Pine, Oxamine
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Imi-CI, Clopic, Ocifril
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Brand(s): Thpin
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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. Can I stop Moxovas if my blood pressure is controlled?

Do not stop taking Moxovas without talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine or your blood pressure is controlled. Suddenly stopping the medicine may cause serious changes in your blood pressure. If required, your doctor will slowly reduce the dose over 2 weeks.

Q. When can I take Moxovas?

In case you are prescribed a single lowest dose of Moxovas, you can take it in the morning. On the other hand, if divided doses are to be taken, one dose can be taken in the morning and the other in the evening.

Q. How should I take Moxovas?

You should take Moxovas exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take it as a whole (without crushing or chewing it) with sufficient amount of water. It can be taken before, during or after meals, as food does not affect the working of Moxovas.

Q. Who should not take Moxovas?

You should not take Moxovas if you are allergic to it or have heart function insufficiency. Prefer not to use the medicine if you have a slow heart rate (below 50 beats/minute at rest) or suffer from an abnormal heart rhythm or a change in the rate of the heartbeat (called sick-sinus syndrome or second or third degree AV-block).

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Moxovas?

Symptoms of overdose of Moxovas include headache, feeling sleepy, fall in blood pressure, feeling dizzy, unusual weakness, and slow heart rate. The other symptoms can be dry mouth, being sick, feeling tired, and abdominal pain. In case of overdose contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department immediately.

Q. Can I take atenolol with Moxovas?

You can take atenolol along with Moxovas but inform your doctor that you are taking atenolol also. Also, if you plan to stop Moxovas, stop taking atenolol few days before you stop Moxovas. This is because stopping both treatments at the same time could result in an increased blood pressure.

Q. Can Moxovas affect my sleep?

Sleep disturbance is a common side effect of Moxovas. This tends to be mild and settles down soon. Other common side effects may include headache, dizziness, vertigo (a spinning sensation), and sleepiness. Contact your doctor if these effects persist or worry you.

Q. What type of drug is Moxovas?

Moxovas belongs to antihypertensive class of medicines. It is used to lower blood pressure of hypertensive patients.

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