Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Chest Pain (Angina), fluid retention (edema), arrhythmias
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Medicine Overview of Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

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Uses of Metoprolol

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Side effects of Metoprolol

Common

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness.

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How to use Metoprolol

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. Avoid Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet works

Metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to the organ.
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Uses of Chlorthalidone

Chlorthalidone is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, hypertension and kidney stone.
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Side effects of Chlorthalidone

Common

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids.

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How to use Chlorthalidone

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. Avoid Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet works

Chlorthalidone lowers the blood pressure and swelling by removing extra water and electrolytes from the body.

In Depth Information on Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Metoprolol

Do not take metoprolol, if you are allergic to metoprolol or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.The drug can cause dizziness in the frst few days. If you feel dizzy or tired after using this medicine, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal especially in ischaemic heart disease.
  • If you are taking the drug to control blood pressure, check your blood pressure after 1 week and consult your doctor it it has not improved.
  • Consult your doctor before taking the drug, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • The drug can hide symptoms of low blood sugar in diabetics. Be careful if you are a diabetic.

Expert advice for Chlorthalidone

  • Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of chlorthalidone.
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink.
  • Do not take chlorthalidone and potassium salt or a potassium-sparing diuretic, if you are taking ACE inhibitors.
Warnings
Special precautions for Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Metoprolol 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.

Taking Chlorthalidone 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.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution
during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with severe impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Starcad CT 50 mg/12.5 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Metoprolol

Q. Is Metoprolol safe?
Metoprolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Metoprolol a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
Metoprolol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with vitamins?
Metoprolol can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause anxiety?
Metoprolol does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Metoprolol as it may require further investigation and management.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause diarrhea?
Metoprolol can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Metoprolol contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Metoprolol does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with alprazolam?
Metoprolol can be taken with alprazolam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol for anxiety?
Metoprolol is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
Q. Is Metoprolol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Metoprolol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol a diuretic?
Metoprolol is not a diuretic. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause erectile dysfunction?
Metoprolol can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Metoprolol as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
Q. Does Metoprolol have a diuretic in it?
Metoprolol does not have diuretic in it. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with grapefruit juice?
It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Metoprolol. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Metoprolol with grapefruit juice.
Q. Is Metoprolol a blood thinner?
Metoprolol is not a blood thinner. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol a statin?
Metoprolol is not a statin. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol a vasodilator?
Metoprolol is not a vasodilator. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause hair loss?
Metoprolol can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Metoprolol.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause insomnia?
Metoprolol can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Metoprolol.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Metoprolol. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with birth control?
Metoprolol can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Metoprolol a controlled substance?
Metoprolol is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause weight gain?
Metoprolol can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Metoprolol as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause constipation?
Use of Metoprolol is seen to be associated with constipation. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathlessness and slow heart rate.
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Frequently asked questions for Chlorthalidone

Q. What is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5?
Chlorthalidone belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics
Q. Is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 a generic drug?
Yes, chlorthalidone is the generic name and hydrazine 12.5 is brand name
Q. Is chlorthalidone an ace inhibitor/potassium sparing diuretic/sulfa drug/benzodiazepine/a blood thinner?
No, chlorthalidone belongs to class of medication called as thiazide diuretics
Q. Is chlorthalidone a water pill?
Yes, it is a diuretic and also called as ‘water pill'
Q. Is chlorthalidone better than hydrochlorothiazide?
Chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Can I take chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 with ibuprofen/Excedrin/Tylenol?
There is no observed drug interaction. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. Can amitriptyline cause weight loss: gain/cough/low potassium/high blood sugar/erectile dysfunction?
Amitriptyline can cause low potassium/high blood pressure. Patients should consult the doctor regarding the possible side effects.
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