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Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Vasotrate Tablet

Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is a drug advised by doctors for treating and preventing chest pain (angina) which may be caused due to narrowing of blood vessels. It is long-acting medicine, which means that the effect of this medicine lasts for long time. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and no smoking may help this medicine work better.

Uses of Vasotrate Tablet

Vasotrate Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Flushing of face
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

How to use Vasotrate 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. Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Vasotrate Tablet works

Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is a nitrate. It reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.

Vasotrate Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vasotrate OD 60 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Vasotrate Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vasotrate OD 60 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (angina).
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
  • You may develop tolerance to Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Stop taking sildenafil or Tadalafil like medication while on treatment with Vasotrate OD 60 mg Tablet as it may cause low blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vasotrate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up, Yuvagra
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Suvida Force
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tipitosin, Valthamet Bromide
MODERATE
Brand(s): Cholipan
MODERATE
Brand(s): Atroped, Atronir, Mydrat-J
MODERATE
Brand(s): Celparin, Oparin, V Parin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Vasotrate

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What is the use of this tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
It contains Ivabradine is a used to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain), chronic heart failure. It can be used in combination with standard therapy, including beta-blocker therapy or when beta-blockers are contraindicated or not tolerated.
What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Related to chest pain angina commonly
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FAQs

Q. Does Vasotrate affect heart rate?

Yes, Vasotrate may affect the heart rate. Vasotrate causes a decrease in the blood pressure. This decrease in blood pressure further causes a decrease in the heart rate (bradycardia). In some cases, it may also cause an increase in the heart rate (tachycardia). Consult your doctor in case you do not feel well after taking this medicine or if you notice a change in your heart rate.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Vasotrate?

You can take the forgotten dose of Vasotrate if you remember it within 12 hours. However, if you remember it after 12 hours of the scheduled time, then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Vasotrate after sometime?

No, do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. Stopping it suddenly may increase your chances of having anginal attack. If you have any concerns regarding Vasotrate consult your doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Vasotrate?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Vasotrate may cause throbbing headache, reddening of the skin, chills along with sweating, nausea, vomiting and a fast heartbeat. Seek emergency help and consult your doctor immediately if you take more than the recommended dose of this medicine.

Q. Can Vasotrate be taken at night?

Depending upon the dose, your doctor may recommend you to take this medicine once or twice daily. When single dose is recommended, then it is preferred to be taken in the morning. If taking it twice a day, maintain a gap of 7 hours between the two doses. This helps decrease the chances of Vasotrate becoming ineffective (tolerance) after sometime.

Q. Does Vasotrate lower BP?

Yes, Vasotrate can cause a fall in blood pressure. This medicine widens the blood vessels and decreases the resistance in them, causing a fall in blood pressure. This fall in blood pressure may in turn decrease the heartbeat which can lead to angina. This medicine should be avoided in people who already have low blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Vasotrate?

No, you should not take sildenafil along with Vasotrate. Both these medicines lower blood pressure and belong to the same class. Taking these two medicines together may cause severe decrease in blood pressure, fainting and even heart attack. Along with this, also avoid taking other medicines belonging to similar class such as vardenafil and tadalafil.

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References
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