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Twinblok 10 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Twinblok Tablet

Twinblok 10 Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (heart-related chest pain). It helps to lower high blood pressure, thus reducing the chances of future heart attack and stroke. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly. You may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, which improves with time. It has lesser risk of causing ankle swelling, palpitations, and tachycardia (increased heart rate) as a side effect.

Uses of Twinblok Tablet

Twinblok 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 Twinblok 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. Twinblok 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Twinblok Tablet works

Twinblok 10 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Twinblok Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Twinblok 10 Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Twinblok 10 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Twinblok 10 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Twinblok 10 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Twinblok Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Twinblok 10 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

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Twinblok 10 Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activity require mental focus until you know how Twinblok 10 Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Twinblok with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is the use of Twinblok?

Twinblok is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

Q. Which is better amlodipine or Twinblok?

Both these medicines are used in the treatment of blood pressure and are equally good in effectively reducing the blood pressure. Twinblok has also been found to be beneficial in patients with kidney problems as compared to amlodipine. Additionally, while Amlodipine may have chances of causing mild ankle swelling, Twinblok has been found to have lesser chances of causing ankle swelling. Your doctor will suggest either of these after seeing what suits you.

Q. What are the side effects of Twinblok?

Twinblok is generally well tolerated but sometimes can also be associated with side effects like headache, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, low blood pressure, and stomach problems. It may also cause increased urination, ankle swelling, and lethargy. These side effects are not common in everyone but may occur in some individuals. Do consult your doctor if you notice any side effects after taking this medicine.

Q. Is Twinblok good for patients of high blood pressure with kidney impairment?

Yes, Twinblok has been shown to have protective effects on the kidney cells, thereby preventing them from damage. It has also been shown to decrease protein leakage from the kidney in patients who have diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Q. What happens if we take more than the recommended dose of Twinblok?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Twinblok can lead to an abnormal decrease in blood pressure levels. This can make you feel dizzy, lightheaded or faint. In severe cases of overdose, the skin can feel cool and clammy. In case you have taken a higher dose Twinblok, consult your doctor immediately. Do not go out or perform any work which might make you sick or faint.

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