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Vicard T 2mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Vicard T 2mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called as alpha-blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It may also be used to treat heart failure and mild enlargement of the prostate gland in men (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

Vicard T 2mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Follow the advice of your doctor on what is right for you. You need to use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it so keep taking it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms. If you stop taking it, your blood pressure may rise and put you at risk of heart attack or stroke. You may need to take it for the rest of your life.

The most common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea and unusual beating of the heart (palpitations). Most side effects disappear when you get used to the medicine. If they bother you or won’t go away, talk to your doctor. To lower the chance of dizziness, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also cause your blood pressure to go too low. Some side effects may be serious and need urgent medical attention. Your doctor may be able to help with ways of preventing or reducing side effects.

If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor before using this medicine. Also talk to your doctor before taking it if have heart failure, liver disease or kidney disease and if you are having eye surgery for a cataract. Your blood pressure will need to be checked regularly while using this medicine.

Side effects of Vicard T Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Low energy
  • Weakness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea

How to use Vicard T 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. Vicard T 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vicard T Tablet works

Vicard T 2mg Tablet is an alpha-blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Vicard T 2mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vicard T 2mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vicard T 2mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Vicard T 2mg 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
Vicard T 2mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vicard T 2mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Vicard T 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vicard T 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Vicard T 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Vicard T Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vicard T 2mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Vicard T 2mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure, especially when you first start taking this medicine. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Vicard T 2mg Tablet as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine causing increased dizziness.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking Vicard T 2mg Tablet if you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.
  • It may also be used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vicard T 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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Sexology
control ur sugars and b.ptake tablet dejac t 1 hr befr sex
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FAQs

Q. Is Vicard T a beta blocker or an alpha blocker?

Vicard T belongs to class of medications called alpha-receptor blockers or alpha-blockers

Q. Is Vicard T safe?

Vicard T is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Vicard T a statin or a blood thinner (thin the blood)?

Vicard T is neither a statin nor a blood thinner

Q. Is terazosin a diuretic?

No, terazosin is not a diuretic, it antagonizes the alpha receptors causing relaxation of the smooth muscle tone in the prostate and bladder neck, hence the urine is passed easily in patients with enlarged prostrate

Q. Is Vicard T a narcotic?

No, Vicard T is not a narcotic

Q. Does Vicard T lower heart rate?

No, Vicard T is not known to reduce heart rate. Increase in heart rate or irregular heart rate is a common adverse event reported for Vicard T

Q. Does Vicard T cause weight gain/ impotence/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth?

Weight gain/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth are common side effects of Vicard T therapy. However is not known to cause impotence. It may rarely cause painful prolonged erections (Priapism), which if untreated may cause impotence

Q. Can I take Vicard T with Cialis (tadalafil)?

Please follow your doctor's advice before taking these medications with Vicard T. As combining Cialis (tadalafil) with Vicard T can lower your blood pressure and increase the risk of dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and nasal congestion

Q. Can I take Vicard T with Flomax (tamsulosin)?

Vicard T and Flomax (tamulosin) are both used for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Please follow your doctor's advice before taking any medications when on treatment with Vicard T

Q. Does Vicard T lower Prostate specific antigen (PSA)?

No, Vicard T does not lower PSA.

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