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Composition for Angiblock Products

About Angiblock Products

Uses of Angiblock Products

Nifedipine is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Angina (heart-related chest pain).

Angiblock Products side effects


Side Effects of Angiblock are Ankle swelling, Dizziness, Edema (swelling), Fatigue, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Palpitations.

How Angiblock Products work

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. In high blood pressure, it normalizes the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure on them, thereby improving the blood flow in the body. The enhanced blood flow in the body further relaxes the heart muscles by reducing the workload on the heart. It also improves the oxygen flow in the body, thereby, preventing any heart-related chest pain.

Patient Concerns about Angiblock Products

Frequently asked questions about Angiblock Products

Frequently asked questions about Nifedipine

Q. Is Angiblock 10mg Capsule a diuretic?
No, Angiblock 10mg Capsule is not a diuretic medication. However, some evidence indicates that Angiblock 10mg Capsule has a partial diuretic property which may result in increased sodium loss through urine. It is a medication which relaxes the blood vessels by directly acting on them. This helps to decrease the blood pressure of the individual. As a result, blood flows more easily and lowers blood pressure, which helps to reduce the strain or pressure on your heart.
Q. Is Angiblock 10mg Capsule bad for kidneys?
No, Angiblock 10mg Capsule is not bad for kidneys. In few research studies, taking Angiblock 10mg Capsule in recommended doses has in fact been shown to be beneficial for the kidneys. It is not advised to use this medicine without consulting the doctor. It should be used exactly as prescribed.
Q. Can Angiblock 10mg Capsule cause liver damage?
Yes,Angiblock 10mg Capsule can cause liver damage in some cases, but this is very rare. However, some people may develop a rise in liver enzymes after taking Angiblock 10mg Capsule. Let your doctor know if you notice any such changes in your recent lab tests. Do not start this medication without consulting your doctor and do inform him if you have any history of liver disease or liver damage. This is because, in case of liver damage, dose adjustment may be required.
Q. Does Angiblock 10mg Capsule affect blood sugar?
No, Angiblock 10mg Capsule does not cause any change in blood sugar levels. It has been observed that Angiblock 10mg Capsule has no effect on the release of insulin or change in blood sugar levels. However, before starting the medicine, inform the doctor if you are diabetic. This is done because the medicine for blood pressure is suggested accordingly when a patient is diabetic.
Q. Can Angiblock 10mg Capsule be used in pregnancy and nursing mothers?
It is advised that you should consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. It should be used only if prescribed by the doctor in case of pregnancy. Studies have shown significant risks to the developing baby and it is given only if the benefits are clearly more than the risks involved.
Q. Does Angiblock 10mg Capsule cause palpitations?
Yes. Angiblock 10mg Capsule can cause palpitations as a side effect. However, this is usually not bothersome and resolves as you continue with the treatment. If the symptom persists for long, consult the doctor who will suggest the ways to prevent it.
Q. Do I need to change my diet while taking Angiblock 10mg Capsule?
Yes, making small changes to your diet can help your medicine work better. You must take a low sodium and low-fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor. You should also avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Angiblock 10mg Capsule.
Q. My blood pressure is now controlled. Can I stop taking Angiblock 10mg Capsule now?
No, do not stop taking it on your own as it may worsen your condition. You should take Angiblock 10mg Capsule in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Consult your doctor for any query or dose modification.

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