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Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Samstar Tablet

Uses of Samstar Tablet

Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).

Samstar Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Samstar are Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain.

How to use Samstar 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. Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Samstar Tablet works

Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

In Depth Information on Samstar Tablet

Expert advice for Samstar Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
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Samstar Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Samstar Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Samstar 2.5 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
Samstar 2.5 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

What if you miss a dose of Samstar Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Samstar 2.5 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Samstar
High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
What precautions taken to control High blood pressure
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Walking, reduce stress, Reduce stress levels, and Tab Siledin 1-0-1 after food for one motnhs
What is the best cure for high blood pressureB P 160/90
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Hello, greetings from 1mg.com You need medications Kindly consult nearby physician for examination and proper managementTake salt restricted diet Avoid fatty foods Exercise daily, walk for 1 km
High blood pressure and high cholesterol.How can I control it
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
salt restricted diet, oily food to avoid, take abana tab 2 tab twice, arjunin cap 2 cap twicedaily do physical exercise
At times feel full of anger that results in high blood pressure
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Anger is a natural emotional response to feeling of being wronged and/ or not being able to protect oneself from being wronged. The anger response looses it's relevance when perception of being wronged may be exaggerated or misplaced. It may happen in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, psychotic disorders or impulse control disorders etc. Anger management is aimed at identifying the triggers and the thought patterns behind this response. You can start by identifying what makes you angry and why and then start analysing your perceptions. You may see a psychotherapist/psychiatrist to guide you. Some anger issues are biological impulse control issues and one needs medicines to treat them. Treatment of primary psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety and psychosis also mitigates anger.
Any proper medicine for high Blood pressure 150/90 without any side effect with minimum dose per day.
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. The best one would be a Amlodipine. However, your kidney functions, pulse rate would be the factors in deciding the appropriate dosages and drug.

Frequently asked questions about Samstar Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Amlodipine

Q. What is Samstar used for?
Samstar is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).
Q. Is Samstar a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Samstar is a calcium channel blocker. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and hence, prevents chest pain. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.
Q. Is Samstar safe?
Samstar is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Samstar at night?
Samstar can be taken at night. You should take Samstar at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take Samstar and aspirin?
Samstar can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Samstar with sildenafil?
Both Samstar and sildenafil cause a lowering the blood pressure. So, taking the two medicines together could be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Is Samstar a beta blocker?
Samstar is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Samstar safe for kidneys?
Samstar is not known to damage kidneys. However, Samstar can cause urinary disorders like difficulty in passing urine, increased the need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine as an uncommon side effect.
Q. Is Samstar a diuretic?
Samstar is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Samstar a blood thinner?
Samstar is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Samstar a statin?
Samstar is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Samstar an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Samstar is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Does Samstar cause tachycardia?
Samstar can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Samstar can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar increase creatinine?
Samstar has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Samstar as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Samstar cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Samstar. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Samstar can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar cause weight gain?
Samstar can cause changes in weight, it can either cause weight gain or weight loss. However, these changes are very rare. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Samstar can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar cause cough?
Samstar can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Samstar.
Q. Does Samstar cause dry mouth?
Samstar can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Samstar.
Q. Can I take Samstar without food?
Samstar can be taken before or after food and drinks. Samstar should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Samstar with grapefruit juice.
Q. Can I take Samstar with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Samstar with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Samstar with lisinopril?
Samstar can be taken with lisinopril. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, as both the medicines have a blood pressure lowering effect, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Samstar with ibuprofen?
Samstar can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Samstar with metoprolol?
Samstar and metoprolol both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Samstar with losartan?
Samstar and losartan both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Samstar with ramipril?
Samstar and ramipril both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Samstar with simvastatin?
Samstar can increase the levels of simvastatin, causing an increased tendency towards myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle). The dose of simvastatin may need to be reduced when giving along with Samstar . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Samstar with atorvastatin?
Samstar can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur as interactions have been reported between simvastatin (belongs to the same class). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can the use of Samstar cause gout?
Samstar does not cause gout. It may cause joint pains (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor in case you have any signs and symptoms of gout as you may need treatment for the same.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Samstar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Samstar with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Beniq, Caritec
Samstar with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD
Samstar with Prednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Prednisolone: Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred, GB Pred AC, Thiopred, Predar, Preden, Nephcorte, Sterid, Pensone
Samstar with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Samstar with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Samstar with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Samstar with Rosuvastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rosuvastatin: Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad, Rosufix, Ingvas, Rosufine, Rosuzen, Statcare, Rosurax, Rosuvat
Samstar with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete, Indizon, Indicard, Inklud, Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor
Samstar with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Samstar with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom
Samstar with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Samstar with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Samstar with Lithium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lithium: Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith, Likon, Lidep, Cylith, Elith, Litholite, Lithocent, Lisalt
Samstar with Hydrocortisone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrocortisone: Stacort, Maxicort, Geocort, Cortimet, Cortis H, Hyss, Raghucort, Cortilup, Primacort, Hydrocort
Samstar with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Samstar with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betamethasone: Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon, Betalide, Becort, Betastamine, Ascort, Betachlor, Betan, Betapar
Samstar with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Samstar with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
Samstar with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Samstar with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Neptoin, C-Toin
Samstar with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Samstar with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
Samstar with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Samstar with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: Clowil, Odis, Kamestin, Cano, Gynaemed, Clovag, Ctm V, Caniten, D Zorb, Clotrim V
Samstar with Cilnidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin, D Blok, Bpcrush, Cilidus, Clindinol, Cindalin, Camco, Ciladoc, Clinidip
Samstar with Pitavastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pitavastatin: Pevastin, Pitadek, Pivasta

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