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Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) with high cholesterol levels. It also helps to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly with or without food at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of using this medicine.

Starcad Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Palpitations
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Tiredness

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

How Starcad Tablet works

Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure associated with high cholesterol levels. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Together they reduce the risk of heart diseases.

Starcad Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet. Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Starcad 12.5 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.
Starcad 12.5 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
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Starcad

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I take starcad beta 25 my bp is 150/80 my age 34
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Not good Medicine for BP alone consult physician near u for proper examination and blood work up
High blood pressure, breathing issues
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Do yoga and pranayam regularly, take halleezy tablet 2 tablet twice
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