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Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet

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Composition for Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet

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MRP
19.9
₹1.99/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Oricar Tablet

Uses of Oricar Tablet

Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, heart failure and chest pain (Angina).

Oricar Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Oricar are Decreased blood pressure, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness.

How to use Oricar 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. Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Oricar Tablet works

Oricar 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 Oricar Tablet

Expert advice for Oricar Tablet

  • Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet is the first choice medication for treating heart failure and for preventing angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet, and inform your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't 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 Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Oricar Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Oricar Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oricar 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.
Lactation
Oricar 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.
Driving
Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oricar 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Oricar 6.25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Oricar Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Carvedilol

Q. What is Oricar?
Oricar belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. How does Oricar work?
Oricar 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?
Oricar 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).
Q. Is Oricar safe?
Oricar is safe when taken at a dose for the duration as instructed by your doctor.
Q. Does Oricar cause hair loss?
Oricar is not known to cause hair loss. Please inform the doctor about any new symptom that occurs after starting Oricar.
Q. Is Oricar a blood thinner?
Oricar belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. It is not a blood thinner.
Q. Is Oricar a statin?
No, Oricar is not a statin. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers.
Q. Is Oricar an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
No, Oricar is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers
Q. Is Oricar a diuretic?
No, Oricar is not a diuretic. Oricar belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Oricar cause swelling?
Swelling (fluid overload) has not been seen as a side effect of Oricar. There could be an increase in the symptoms of heart failure like fluid overload (or swelling) after you start taking Oricar. Please consult your doctor as it may worsen your underlying heart condition.
Q. Is Oricar a calcium channel blocker?
No, Oricar is not a calcium channel blocker. Oricar belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Oricar an anticoagulant?
No, Oricar is not an anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Oricar a nitrate?
No, Oricar is not a nitrate. Oricar belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Oricar with lisinopril?
Oricar and lisinopril both lower the blood pressure. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Oricar with sildenafil?
Oricar 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 Oricar with hydrochlorothiazide?
Oricar and hydrochlorothiazide both lower blood pressure. Also, Oricar 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 Oricar cause cough?
An increase in cough is has been reported as one of the side effects of Oricar. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an increase in cough or you start experiencing cough after taking Oricar.
Q. Can I take Oricar with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Oricar due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Oricar with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Oricar due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Oricar with naproxen?
Naproxen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Oricar due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Does Oricar cause weight gain?
Yes, Oricar can cause weight gain. Sometimes, the symptoms of your heart failure may worsen while taking Oricar, 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). Oricar should always be taken after consultation with a doctor.
Q. Does Oricar cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction has been reported as an uncommon side effect of Oricar. Please consult your doctor if you having the problem before the start of Oricar or if you experience this side effect after the start treatment.
Q. Does Oricar lower heart rate?
Yes, Oricar can lower heart rate especially if more than required dose is taken. Please consult your doctor in case you have taken an overdose Oricar or you are experiencing this symptom while taking Oricar.
Q. Does Oricar cause constipation?
Oricar has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Oricar.
Q. Does Oricar have a diuretic substance in it?
No, Oricar does not contain any diuretic substance in it.
Q. Does Oricar cause headaches?
A headache has been reported as one of the very common side effects of Oricar. Please consult if you experience frequent headaches while taking Oricar as the dose may need to be changed.
Q. Is Oricar an alpha blocker?
Oricar is not an alpha blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Oricar cause fatigue?
Fatigue has been reported as a very common side effect of Oricar. Please talk to your doctor if you experience this symptom as your dose may need to be changed.
Q. Does Oricar cause dizziness?
Yes, Oricar 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Oricar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Oricar with Tolbutamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
Oricar with Miglitol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miglitol: Miglicon, Glock, Glybloc, Mignar, Misobit, Euglitol, Miglit
Oricar with Chlorpropamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpropamide: Diabinese
Oricar with Doxazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Doxazosin: Duracard, Doxacard
Oricar with Prazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Prazosin: Prazovin, Biozocin, Prazonol, Renopress, Minipress, Prazopill, Pracept, Resplend, Prazolin
Oricar with Alfuzosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Alfuzosin: Efzu, Alfutrol, Zyalfa, Alfusin, Alfoo, Xelflo, Velfu, Flotral, Fual, Emzosin, Alfman
Oricar with Silodosin
MODERATE
Oricar with Phenoxybenzamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenoxybenzamine: Zaxyben
Oricar with Naftopidil
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Naftopidil: Nafodil, Naftomax
Oricar with Terazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Terazosin: Terapress, Vicard T, Hytrin, Teradip, Olyster, Terakare, Teralfa, Zytrin
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