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Vasopten 120mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Vasopten 120mg Tablet is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia). It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.

Vasopten 120mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day as advised by your doctor. Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

The most common side effects of this medicine include constipation, dizziness, nausea, hypotension, and headache. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Drinking alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Also, inform your doctor if you have very low blood pressure (hypotension), heart failure, or if you recently had a heart attack and have fluid in your lungs. Your doctor may want to monitor your blood pressure while using it and you may need frequent blood tests. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should consult their doctor before taking it.

Benefits of Vasopten Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Vasopten 120mg Tablet works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Do not stop taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Vasopten 120mg Tablet helps treat heart-related chest pain (angina attack) as well as prevent it from happening in the future. However, it should not be used for acute attacks of angina. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen. This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Arrhythmia

Vasopten 120mg Tablet may also be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia). It may help stop an abnormal rhythm while it is happening or prevent its occurrence in the first place.

Side effects of Vasopten Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Vasopten

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Headache

How to use Vasopten 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. Vasopten 120mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Vasopten Tablet works

Vasopten 120mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels, thereby widening the blood vessels and allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the heart. This reduces blood pressure and decreases the chances of angina (chest pain).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Vasopten 120mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vasopten 120mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vasopten 120mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Vasopten 120mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vasopten 120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vasopten 120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Careful monitoring of the patient for any signs of overdosage is advisable.
Liver
CAUTION
Vasopten 120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vasopten 120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Vasopten 120mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Vasopten 120mg Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylalkylamine derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vasopten with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Vasopten 120mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Vasopten 120mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium-channel blockers. It is used to treat a number of heart and blood vessel-related conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), high blood pressure (hypertension) and angina (heart related chest pain).

Q. How does Vasopten 120mg Tablet work?

Vasopten 120mg Tablet works by relaxing the blood vessels which helps to reduce the workload of the heart. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and slows electrical activity in the heart to control the heart rate.

Q. How long do I need to take Vasopten 120mg Tablet?

You should keep on taking Vasopten 120mg Tablet for the duration advised by your doctor. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well or your blood pressure is well controlled. Stopping the medication suddenly may again increase your blood pressure levels or even worsen your condition.

Q. Is Vasopten 120mg Tablet safe?

Generally, Vasopten 120mg Tablet is considered safe to use. However, it is advised to use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Consult your doctor, who will guide you ways to cope up with them.

Q. Can Vasopten 120mg Tablet cause dizziness? How do I prevent it?

Yes, Vasopten 120mg Tablet can cause dizziness as a side effect. If you feel dizzy, sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. Do not worry, this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. Also, you should avoid alcohol while taking it, as it may worsen the dizziness.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Vasopten 120mg Tablet?

The serious side effects of Vasopten 120mg Tablet include severe allergic reaction, yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea and extreme tiredness. It may also cause unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite and pain in the stomach. One may also experience flu-like symptoms and an increase in the frequency or severity of chest pain (angina). If you experience any such symptoms immediately contact your doctor and seek medical help.

Q. Who should not take Vasopten 120mg Tablet?

You should not take Vasopten 120mg Tablet if you are allergic to it, have an irregular or slow heartbeat, heart failure and low blood pressure. It should not be given to children and women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Vasopten 120mg Tablet?

Symptoms of overdose of Vasopten 120mg Tablet include slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, fainting, difficulty breathing and seizures. It may also cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting and increased sweating. Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical services in a nearby hospital.

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