Q. How long does it take for CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet to work?
You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.
Q. At what time of the day should you take CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet?
Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day. If not sure, contact your doctor.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet?
Yes, the use of CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Q. What are the other lifestyle changes I should make while using CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet?
Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.
Q. Can CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet cause weight gain?
No, CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in very rare cases, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur. If a patient develops diarrhea while taking CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, the doctor may suggest discontinuation of the medicine and recommend another medicine.
Q. What are the serious side effects of CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet?
The serious side effects of CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heart beat, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Serious side effects may also include aching, tender or weak muscles not caused by exercise and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet may also cause symptoms that may indicate high potassium levels in the blood, such as nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness and change in heart rhythm. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.
Q. Can CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?
Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet.
Q. For how long do I need to take CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?
You may have to take CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet life long. CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for a long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels to keep a track of your kidneys functions.
Q. Can I take CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet before surgery?
Your doctor may advise you to stop taking CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet 24 hours before surgery. This is because CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, inform your doctor that you are taking CTD-O 12.5/40 Tablet if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.