Cardivas CR 10 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure, heart related chest pain (angina) and heart failure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, so blood can flow more easily to the heart. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke.
Cardivas CR 10 Tablet should be taken with food. You should take it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is important to take it even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. You should not stop this medicine without talking to the doctor as your condition could get worse. Thus, your doctor will decide the time period till which you need to take this medicine.
Making some changes in your lifestyle will help in improving your condition. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients but it has few side effects also. Some patients may experience dizziness, so you should avoid driving after taking the medicine. Other side effects include headache and tiredness. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. You should keep monitoring your blood pressure as this medicine may reduce it.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any heart or kidney disease. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it.
USES OF CARDIVAS TABLET ER
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Heart failure
SIDE EFFECTS OF CARDIVAS TABLET ER
Common side effects of Cardivas
- Decreased blood pressure
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with Decreased blood pressureGet up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
Coping with HeadacheMake sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
Coping with DizzinessThis is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
HOW TO USE CARDIVAS TABLET ER
HOW CARDIVAS TABLET ER WORKS
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Use of Cardivas CR 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.