Samstar 2.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

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
  • 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.
Samstar Tablet related warnings
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?
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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Samstar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright, Torcillin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clarimac
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Samstar

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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
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FAQs

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.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Aug 2018.
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